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SPRING GARDEN Nora V. Foote, 1912 1
MASTERFUL MAN Dorothy Applegate, 1912 3
THE PROSPECTOR Maryf rank Gardner, 1914 7
CONCERNING POETS Mary Rogers, 1912 10
ON THE CONTEMPLATIVE TYPE OF MIND 11
BOOK REVIEWS 12
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WLLLESLEY, DECEMBER 7, 191
A SPRING GARDEN.
A PASSING wind blew by mj window,
bringing with il the smell of cedars, and so
torn bed into life long-remembered u en< -.
1 1 began w il h plaj and led to reality.
follow this wind wherever it blov I
said; and closing my eyes, I passed with il into a
grove of floweiing cedars. Green grasses stirred
under my feel as I moved swiftly before the breeze;
a sky spread blue above me; and endless si retches of
yellow cedar blossoms breathed in the same warm
sunlight I did, and bent to the same breezes. A
spring f rag ranee filled the grove with a sweetness so
intense it set my blood to dancing; the wish to in-
hale all that sweetness in one deep breath pos-
sessed me like a madness. And pulling down a low
limb toward me, I broke off a bianch of yellow
blossoms, brushed their warm petals against my
cheeks, my lips, then tore them apart by handfuls,
and let them drift, drift, thiough loose ringers like a
yellow rain upon the gra-s. And all the while the
pungent smell of the torn branch hung in the air,
bringing to my consciousness a strange sense of
realness. I thought, a dark face bent over me, and I
heard a deep voice speak in low-toned teprcach,
"For shame; why must you find pleasure in destroy-
ing things so beautiful? '
With these words, recognition of time and place
and scene flashed upon me. I had found my way
back into Spring Garden again; had come into the
very heart of its beauty, and into the presence of
my father, as he had surprised me that day in the
Spring Garden — the very name is inwrought with
tender memories of that summer of 1 897 ; memories
that begin with my father and end with my father;
and have throughout them cedars and cool running
waters, warm winds and moving shadows of trees
As I sat at my window, it was easy to follow the
impulse of the n!nd and slip back into the self of
those far past days; to hear lost sounds of laughter
and cries borne back again upon the winds that
swept through hot grasses and tree-tops of a day,
and blew in cold at the windows, and followed down
the long passageways of nights. I am under the im-
pression that I was blown into Spring Garden on a
gust of wind so fierce it night have torn me away
altogether, had not my father's arms clasped me so
close to him. Yet in later years, when I questioned
my mother about it, she had smiled and said:
" 'S our father rode with yo ■ ] ihc
■'...• from Hop. irden. I •
you go< d ■ If."
I remember ihat after the wind had I-
felt the sensations of being '.irried u; •
more steps, and more steps; of hearing, at tf
of motion, a voice from afar
asleep. I think, Rosey." 'I hen of opening n.
into a half-darkened room in which hu;
furniture loomed up befon mi lik< _■ - in a
I recall thai the same wind which bioughi :
Spring Garden linked itself with all the most vivid
things ot my life there, of scene and mood and
thought. And sometimes it identified itsell -'range-
ly with my lather. At those times when he came
in late of an evening from the plantation, hi- great
coat blown like a full sail behind him. his face and
hair dripping with rain: and again at nights when
with a lantern rocking at bis side, he ■!:- -.ppeared
down the passageway and mounted the steps to his
distant room, and behind him rushed •
doors slamming in ever-increasing volume of sound.
echoing and re echoing through the walls. Else how
dare he stay alone at the top of the house like that.
I wondered, when Nana Rosey with her daughter
Ellen and Douglas and I slept cl< - a her in
double rooms? Yet even then I knew from the
hush in her voice at nights that Nana Rosey herself
was afraid lest some old-time spirit of the place
would overhear her and come stalking in upon us
through the high doorway.
"How the Bucha can sleep way off alone in this
overgrown house is more than I can tell." she was
always saying. "If it was for me now. I would
shut up all those heaps of rooms and bar the doors
and leave those parts entirely alone, i don't set
much store nohow in places where strange folks
uster eat and walk and sleep."
I never dared tell Nana Rose} that the place had
become an enchanted one to me because of those
same people: that when the wind flapped through
her shawl on the w indow at night I would lay awake
for hours listening to it and thinking about them-
that in the daytime 1 took awesome delight in sit-
ting on all the cushioned chairs in the drawing-
room, upon which they had once sat: in opening
door.- that led unexpectedly into closets or shad-
owed rooms: in pulling out drawers from the tall
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dressers and finding old fans, stuffed biids, or tassels
which they had touched in the past.
It was my father who first found out about them
as he came upon me on the terrace one early morn-
ing, when the dew still veiled the grass^ with sil-
vered mist and hung like rain-drops upon the rose-
"I suppose they must 'a loved roses better than
anything else," I said aloud, shaking the rose-
bushes dry as I passed, "they have so many pink
ones and white ones and yellow ones.''
"Good morning, who is they?" asked my father's
voice just then.
"They that used to live here before they died,"
I answered; and upon my father's questioning I
told him about them. He looked gravely at me
then, I remember, and said, "I fear your mother
would think I am neglecting you sadly," and took
my hand in his and walked with me through the
"How would you like to go to school?" he asked
me suddenly. "Douglas and you shall go to-
morrow with the banana trams to Atherton."
The next morning I went to school; and in the
days that followed I was with my father more than
formerly. Together we walked over the hills to the
cocoa-fields, where I would watch the women
spread out their cocoa-beans by the basketful for
drying in the sun, or go down to the waterway and
lie in the grass for hours at a time, listening to the
sound of waters, like running music through the
stones; or go further up the stream to watch in fas-
cination the water which had flowed so quietly
between its stone- walls suddenly rush over the preci-
pice in a mad torrent of seething foam and leap out
roaring between the spokes of the giant water-
Thus, led by my father's guidance, I came to feel
the spell of the outdoor world. A bird's clear note,
moving grasses, a sweeping wind, would stir me
with strange emotions and make me sing out in joy.
I remember standing in a blowing wind at the slope
of the hill one day. so happy it seemed as if I had
stood there for all time. I never knew that Ellen
came beside till her voice broke in on my mood,
"How old are you? Are you seven or six? I
know I am older than you."
I turned on her in a passion. "I'm not six. nor
seven. I'm a hundred; I've lived forever!"
My father left me before the end of the summer,
I remember, not long after the coming of his new
cedar chest, which was made from cedars growing
in Spring Garden, and delighted me because hi>
room smelled so sweetly of them, and the smell of
outdoors hung in his clothes.
Nana Rosey met me that day with a sad face,
when on coming home from school I asked, "Where's
But Ellen told me: "They fetched him away in
a wagon to the hospital at Buff Bay. He was sitting
up against two chairs, placed upside down so; and I
followed the wagon all the way down to the cross
road at the foot of the hill."
"You are to go with Swiah to see him to-mor-
row," added Nana Rosey.
And on the morrow Swiah drove me over the
coast to Buff Bay. We kept high cliffs to the left
and a sea to the right all the way till we drove into
the town and stopped before the whitewashed hos-
pital. My mother met me at the door and kissing
me, took me in to mv father. Then she sent me to
play in the yard.
For many days following I played in that yard
under pleasant trees, till one afternoon my mother
led me to a strange piazza overlooking the little
gray church across the street, and told me I should
keep very still beside, and watch them take my
father over to the churchyard. We neither of us
spoke a word. I remember that I did not see my
father because of the people that crowded into the
yard. But a wind blowing our way brought with
it strains of music, — the same wind, perhaps, which
passed through Spring Garden bringing the smell
Nor ah Foote, 191 2.
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A\ \ i E .ii on i he floor in one "I the little
( ells in i he gymna ium dre ing room,
deal i" i he babel of Bound ari ing from
i he "i her oc< iipants ol I he room. ' on
trarj to her usual habit, Bhe «li<l not join in the
fragmentary conversation. Gloom Bal upon her
round face in bold contradiction to a general < un
in^ upward of line and feature. So deep was hei
trouble thai no smile rose al the sighl ol her foot,
the toe part of its stocking hanging emptily from hei
heel. Small as this circumstance m;iy seem, il bore
witness to something of grave import, for Anna
Edna Fosdick was nol ordinarily abseni minded,
and her sense of humor was usually so keen as to be
(he constant undoing of herself and her friends; and
again, Anna Edna never thoughl when she could
help it, nor was she by nature' mournful; her youth-
ful exuberance had won her the name of "Sunny
Bump." Something must be seriously awry.
As she solemnly reversed the stocking, Annie
gulped down a sob. Above the shrieks and squeals
of casual conversation other voices rang in her ears,
not so loud, but ten times more insistent. She saw
herself at the breakfast table, watched an impish
grin spread across her face. Her very words came
back to her.
"Say, Rod — Ethelyn is now asserting that red
hair is odious. Only last week she was raving about
some radiant locks I know of! 1 do hope you
haven't — uh — uh."
She heard for the second time Rodney's growl,
"Aw, shut up!" and saw the angry crimson creep up
under his freckles to meet the brick-red fuzz threat-
ening his vision. She was childish enough to put
her fingers in her cars, but she could not shut out
the quick succession of taunt and retort any more
than she could help seeing the orange light that
filled her tight-shut eyes".
With a gusty sigh Anna Edna opened her eyes
and set her lingers to idly picking at the hard knot
in the lace of her sneaker. Her reflections were of a
doleful, wandering nature. Why must she keep
squabbling with her brother when she idolized him
so? She frowned at the thought of how a combined
reference to hair and a recent coolness between him
and the last lady of his affections must have stung
him. She had just reached the point of trying to
decide why Rodney couldn't stand teasing when the
knot distracted her, and she realized that it was
much quieter in the dressing-room. As three voices
were still raised in animated conversation, Annie
resolved to stay in her cell till they went out, not
yearning to be dubbed "Doleful Dump." The
tangle of words began to resolve itself into intelligi-
ble remarks, and Annie followed the unravelling;
with interest. Al thi
an '.i^it look dl ■• before it from hei
I hi ; pursued the tubjei i fur'
I d,el hadn't touched Inr Vergil for th<
and die had a ponj ri^ht inside her book; but, m>
goodness! Mar- \gtu Lamb wouldn't i
thing if she'd handed 'he pony in with b<
" d you see v.hat Annie Fosdick did.'"
"Wh-huh! >■• aish before, bul
did then, -In- -up- did I !
"What'd -he do? What'd Annie do?"
" \\ h\ , even with the pon) . of
couldn't net tin- hang of that Greek a< ■
"'Course not. "sin- considers grammar bent
"Well ,i- I w.i~ saying when ~.» rudely inter-
rupted she leaned over to copy Am
considering her safer as a source of information
than Yours Truly, on the other side of her. What
did Sunny Bump do bul calmly pick up her paper
and hold it out to Is and wait for her t" copy it !"
Annie added a remini-eeiit chuckle to their
Then all that was Fosdick in her rose Up in a blush
ol shame thai she, despiser of cheats, should
drop. With an impatient wriggle, she indignantly
informed herself that people expected to be over-
heard in the dressing-room — and beside, she did
hate Isabel Winsler so heartily! Hie turned her at-
tention to the conversation again.
"Well, I know why she hadn't done her Vergil.
She's got a new suitor, and she's devoting her time
"She usually does have one. Worst fusser in
"Well, this is a new one. I heard her tell Jean
this morning that he's no tight-wad. and she expects
to get a lot out of him. 1 le was there last night and
two nights ago, and brought her candy. '
"Oh, that's Rodnej Fosdick. He must have
squabbled with Evelyn; she's been as glum as a
street -cleaner all day."
Here Annie's back stiffened suddenly. Her in-
terest in the conversation absorbed her entirely.
"That's right. 1 bet he didn't like it 'cause she
has two or three boys around her all the time. He
wants to monopolize a girl all the time."
"Well, Is will let him do it till she gets all she
wants out oi him. She knows she can take her pick
any daj ."
"1 heard her boast about how main she'd had
since Easter! 1 think she's the limit."
"You know she's lots of fun sometimes. What
do you know about that! Athene's gone and
sneaked my jumper. I'll jusi help myself to the
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clean one she's saving for the game. It's a shame
Is is that way about men."
"T'isn't her fault. My mother says it's a sin
and a shame to bring a girl up the way she was."
"Well, she's got the reputation araon^ the boys
of being ready to flirt with anyone, any time.
"No worse than for the boys to do it. Rodney
Fosdick would spoon with anything!"
"You seem to know, Ruth! It's true, though."
'' Did you ever know a boy that wouldn't if a girl
gave him half a chance? Come on if you're ready."
The door squeaked and Anna Edna Fosdick was
left alone with her anger and grief. She knew that
what they had said was true, that Rodney was as
dampened clay in the hands of any girl who at-
tracted him. Then hatred of Isabel surged up,
submerging all other thoughts. Hard lines ap-
peared about her mouth, and her eyes were moist
with passion. She rose suddenly, rushed to the win-
dow, pulled herself up to the sill and dropped out
into the sunny garden, unoccupied save by babies
and nurse-maids. She paused to control her ex-
pression, then sauntered around to the garden door
of the gymnasium, whistling "There'll be a hot
time in the old town to-night."
Once inside the door she was hailed by indignant
friends who had been waiting for her to begin their
basket-ball practice. Vouchsafing no teply to their
questions save a mocking, "Don't you wish you
knew?" she looked around for her enemy. To her
joy Isabel was out in center, where she herself
played. Annie grinned slyly and walked quickly
out to her position. As she waited for the rest to
take their places, she sized up her opponent. Her
eyes passed from the smooth, fair hair, marcelled
and netted, to the visible end of her own chunky
drab pigtail; from the spotless blouse with its
jaunty tie to her own smutty jumper, devoid of
even a lacing. Isabel was tall, slender, graceful.
Annie, much shorter, broader, and very solid. The
coach stepped up with the ball balanced on one
hand, and Anna Edna clenched her fists, waiting
for the whistle. Forwards and guards, baskets, all
faded from her consciousness. The game resolved
itself into a struggle between herself and Isabel for
the ball, as symbolic of other things. All her stored-
up passion was turned to energy as she jumped and,
slapping blindly at the ball, felt the sting of the
leather against her hand.
She played a wonderful game, less skilful than
Isabel's, prodigally wasteful of energy, yet abso-
lutely successful. Whenever the ball went in center,
Annie was there too, a second later, absolutely in-
different as to how she got there, or what happened
on her arrival. Some instinct, working blindly, kept
her within the lines; she played a "clean" game,
made no fouls, and finished the afternoon as untired
as at the beginning, amazed at Isabel's exhaustion.
By dinner time, however, the exhilaration had
passed, and she was too tired to eat. Her whole
body ached, and her nerves were raw from the ex-
citement and passions of the day. During the meal
she hardly spoke, answered her father's questions
with monosyllables, and fixed on Rodney a re-
proachful gaze from eyes which burned drily,
though tears were not far off. Even the Monday
night rice-pudding failed to rouse its wonted indig-
After dinner was over, and her father had retired
to his office, Annie hung herself carelessly over the
stair- rail in the hall and watched her brother pro-
duce from under his overcoat a neat white box and
take his hat from the rack. Although she knew it
was futile, she essayed a remonstrance.
"Ah, Rod — you promised to show me how to
work your wireless to-night!"
"Sorry, kid — I have another and more important
engagement. It cuts me to the quick to refuse
thee, but — 'Everyday is ladies' day for me.'"
As he burst into song, Rodney made a mincing
bow, and swung his long legs in lively ballet step.
His sister, aching to blame somecne for her un-
comfortable feelings, threw precaution to the winds.
"I know where you're going, too, and what kind
of a girl you're going to call on!"
She see-sawed across the bannister as she spoke.
Rodney ceased his dance, and his eyes narrowed.
"Why don't you say what you mean? Out with
Anna thrust out her chin and answered prompt-
ly: "You're going to see Isabel Winsler, and you're
only the 'steen dozenth fellow she's dangled since
"Pooh! Whyn't you try minding your own
business for a change?"
Rodney's tone, even more than his words, was in-
sulting to the last degree. His sister felt rising
within her the misplaced zeal of those who take up-
on themselves the duty of imparting disagreeable
information to others.
" It is my business, too. Do you suppose I like'to
hear girls say that Isabel \\ insler is getting all she
can out of my brother? She boasts of 'her fellows,'
and tells what they give her, and says she just likes
them for what they bring her. That's the kind of a
girl you're spending your money on!"
"Jealous, aren't you," sneered Rodney. "If you
weren't such a baby and a prude, maybe you'd get
a fellow, too."
"I'm not jealous of Isabel \Mnsler — I'm not!"
Annie emphasized her denial with a nod so em-
phatic that it nearly caused her downfall. She
righted herself, however, angrier than before, and
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proceeded: "She's a i beal and a flirl , and hi
in basket ball and lie to her n ol hei '
"( juil it I I >ry up! Vou ju t keep your to
of] my friends, d'you undereta nd ? Just iil i
women! You're jealous, and then you dig up .1 lot
ol catty remarks to make. You never hear a fellow
knock that way!"
Slicking the box of candy aggressively under h«
arm, Rodney laid his hand on the door-knob.
"Oli, don't you?" mocked Annie; "Oh, don't
yon? And how about fellows that knock their own
sisters when they're only trying to warn them?"
A derisive laugh from Rodney made Anna Edna
plant herself hastily on her feet, preparatory to
delivering her most telling shot.
"For all you may say," she shouted at the re-
treating back of her brother, "you know mighty
well that not one of the boys, nor you either, has a
mite of respect for Isabel, and that you only go to
see her because she'll spoon with you, and make
you think you're it!"
The slamming of the outer door terminated her
frenzied oration. She turned, pulled herself weari-
ly up-stairs, till she reached the top of the (light.
Here she sat down and wept softly, but none the less
violently. At length, to her vexation, the tears
would come no longer. She forced out a few sobs,
then desisted from sheer boredom. The- thought of
conversation appealed to her for a moment, but the
sound of the housekeeper's voice rising and falling
angularly as she harangued the cook, disgusted her.
So, despite the earliness of the hour, she resolved to
go to bed.
Once in her room, from force of habit, she turned
to a calendar of proverbs hanging over her desk.
Although hating proverbs and calendars in general,
the workings of a methodical nature led her to pro-
testing^ tear off a leaf a day. She read over the
one she had unearthed the evening before — "Fa-
miliarity breeds contempt." That morning she had
denied its truth. Now an application occurred to
her as she remembered that, en first meeting Isabel,
her feelings had been those of awed admiration.
Annie grunted angrily and pulled the calendar from
its thumb-tack, shying it under the bed. She
undressed hastily, jerked the snarls out of her hair,
inflicted all possible injuries upon herself during her
rapid ablutions, murmuring over, without thinking
them, or willing to do so, the words of the proverb.
After she had tossed about for an endless period of
time, she heard Rodney dome up-stairs and pause at
"Asleep, kid?" he whispered. Annie began to
breathe deeply and evenly, and Rodney soon went
on down the hall.
Next morning, at the breakfast table, Anna Ed-
na was all smiles. She greeted her father with her
her brother in
"Suppose y< u'H I
"What'- 11 to you il ■
Anui< smiled sweetly and answered in an
orat< ly < areless manner:
"Oh, nothing, onlj I '
going t< o. I n ighl as '■' ' II night
Save you the tn uble ol taking her 1
Rodney -tar. d in grea( ■
something of disappointment in his w< uder, that a
hitherto mettlesome opponent should ;
denly without apj arenl r< as a. H<
a fatherly tone as he ansv.
"No dill' to ne if you do. Isabel is a girl it would
do you good to know."
Annie pushed 1 ack her chair very suddenly and
departed for -< hool. With characteristic energy-
she at once began devoting her tine, sj are and
otherwise, to the cultivating of Isabel W insler.
By the day of the dance she was on terms of easy
familiarity with her enemy. Then the school be-
came conscious of the changed relations and drew
its own conclusions.
"Say, Anna Edna Fosdick! Thought >>
approved of crushes — and cheats," was the way
Kit Bent phrased public opinion. Annie smiled
mysteriously, whereupon Kit seized her fat braid
and stared into her face.
"I do believe you've got a crush on her!"
"I have not!" protested Annie, flushing angrily
at the thought.
"You're blushing, and that proves it! Haven't
you done her Latin, taken her to Huyler's, carried
her books, br< tight her fudge just like any primary?
Annie tore her hail In m Kit's clasp, ai
knowing that inside five minutes everyene in
school would know the rumor.
It reached Isabel's ears in ike c< urse of its jour-
neyings, but she hul already expected it. Her at-
titude of amused t< lerance did not charge: sh»
tinned accepting all that Annie offered, and when
Anna Edna F< sdick started < ut to do anythii g -
did it thou uglily. Daily she laid lur prideand her
scruples on the altar of a simulated affection,
shamed by the thought of the deceit she was prac-
ticing. The culmination of her martyrdom came
shortly before the end of the school term, wh.cn she
invited Isabel to spend a m< nth with her in their
Lakeside bungalow. She had hoped that this last
sacrifice might not be necessary, but Rodney still
spent his evenings with Isabel. Annie nerved her-
self for the test by the mental picture of her brother.
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with grateful tears in his eyes, thanking her for his
rescue. She issued the invitation.
Isabel accepted lazily.
"Tell me aboul what you do," she demanded.
" It's great," answered Annie, eager to. talk on a
subject about which she could truthfully be enthu-
siastic. "It's miles from anywhere. There is one
bungalow near ours, and we've always known the
people, a lad\ and her son. They're all we see much
of, though there's a hotel across the lake where we
go for dances. We have a motor boat and canoes,
and we lish and swim and ride horseback, and shoot.
Can you swim? "
"Some. Is the neighbor lady nice?"
"Mrs. Watchey. — Oh yes! She'd be nicer if she
didn't rave about Bruce all the time. She just wor-
" Is Bruce her son? Is he young?"
"He's her only doty. She bores people to death
with her stories of him. Thinks he's going to have
his pick of everything — girls included."
"Is he attractive?"
"She thinks so. She's always telling what a dar-
ling baby he was."
"He's a little boy, then."
"No — he's old — twenty-two, I guess, and very
"If you like lanky people, with long hair. He
tags us everywhere. You'll see enough of him all
right. He bores me to tears. Says I attract him im-
mensely — more'n he does me. According to Bruce
Watchey, he has an artistic disposition, but Dad
says he never noticed anything artistic about
Bruce but his disposition. Can't swim much or
ride, and hates to bait hooks — bum shot. He writes
poetry to any girl that'll talk to him five minutes."
Has he ever written any to you?" Isabel lan-
guidly placed an arm over Annie's shoulders. The
younger girl edged away.
"Me? Sure! Last summer. You could have
knocked me over with a brick when I got it. Dad
would be mad if he knew it. I just burnt it up, it
was such trash. Rodney hates him."
The bell rang for class, and Isabel sauntered off.
After that, whenever she could, she led the con-
m rsation to Bruce Watchey, till by the end of the
term she had quite a complete mental picture of
him. Perhaps it was the charm lent by the element
of suspense, perhaps it was because, when the visit
actually occurred, Bruce paid no attention to her,
that Isabel came to interest herself in the lazy, non-
chalant youth. It is certain that he was surprisingly
attentive to Annie, considering the seven years'
difference between their ages. As for Annie, she
cheerfully accented Bruce's company as a necessary
evil, devoting her energies to keeping Isabel and
Rodney constantly together. Whatever the rela-
tion of cause and effect, Isabel began to tire of her
easy victory and long for a change. Bruce's content
in the companionship of Annie piqued her, and, ever
attracted by that which she had not, she set out to
She seized the first opportunity in a masterful
fashion. They were riding together, the four of
them, walking their horses sedately as if they had
been in a city park. Finally, Annie could stand it
no longer. She gave her restive mare the rein.
"Can't catch me," she shouted back, "you red-
faced Injun chief." With a whoop Rodney tore after
her, leaving Isabel and Bruce to continue their
stately promenade. Miss Winsler smiled and
glanced at her companion out of the corners of her
"Aren't they children? It is good to see them
enjoy themselves so thoroughly. I, too, once liked
to race and tear around, but now — " Here Isabel
placed a hand on the left side of her broad patent-
leather belt. Bruce looked sympathetic, but not
particularly interested. She tried again.
"We older people understand that the true worth
of life is not in a noisy enjoyment, do we not, Mr.
Watchey? I have noticed that you are as one
The smug smile which spread over Bruce's face
announced victory. After that it was easy. Isabel
could outmaneuver Annie as Cleopatra could
Octavia. She managed to keep both Bruce and
Rodney at hei side. After Annie had noticed her
brother's growing disgust at finding himself a third
party, she let things take their course. Her reward
of patience was not long in coming.
Awakened one morning by a rain of pebbles on
the floor, she scrambled out of bed and, going to the
window, saw Rodney down below, dressed for an
"Say, kid — come on and go fishing. I've found
the grandest trout hole!"
"Shall I wake Isabel?" queried Annie innocently.
She chuckled at Rodney's violent negative. Once
out of doors she tested him further.
" I think we ought to take Is. It's mean to leave
"Aw, she'll sleep till noon, and then Bruce will be
tlure to fool with her. She'd scare the fish with
that plaid rig of hers."
Anna Edna's joy was complete. The happiness of
that morning repaid her for all she had endured
during Isabel's visit. She did not mention her
guest's name, however, nor did Rodney. They
spoke rarely, but, as they splashed along in silence,
the shared enjoyment of the cool of the watei, and
the brightness of the morning, the zest of sport, re-
established between them the comradeship which
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had been almo il de I roj ed. F inallj .
troutles , Inn happy, the) i rami in I home for lum h.
No one was visible in the bungalow. Anna Edna
uvni up stairs to wa ha waj tl 'I he had < "I
lected. As Bhe splashed joyously, jhe heard a cei
lain slow, sweet voire rising from the porch. She
grinned, polished hei fac< ha tily, and descended
li\ way of the banisters. To her surprise Rodnej
was alone on the piazza, while Isabel was headed
for i he Watcheys 1 col tage.
"Where's she going?" she inquired blankly.
"To Watchey's for lunch. Yon may be inten sted
to hear thai she ami Bruce are engaged." Rodney's
lone was one of disinterested disgust.
"Well, I'll he Mowed! Honest? You're kidding!"
"Nope. She just told me. She's tried for him
hard enough. Thai girl's the worsi flirt! (dad I
saw through her in the bcginnii hadn't
asked her up here, thouj i
( oulrl In so i razj about her
and proi ecd< tl I
give a lot to gel lia< k." 1^ went on with
"I'm glad of it, though. 1 didn't like
round with Bru< e BO min h. I i rt foi
"I i an'l bear him. I only"
Rodnej smiled in a superior
" li didn't look like it '. Bui of CO
so. That- jus) like you women!
In her amazement, Anna Edna murmured.
"If that's not jus) like you men!"
I I'ik'rim Q. Ai> ; ,12.
A man bent over a camp-fire across which a
blackened, battered coffee-pot hung on
a sagging wire; he was frying bacon on
a ragged slab cut from the side of a five-
gallon oil-can. When the thick, streaked pieces
were done to his satisfaction, he transferred them
to a tin plate, and tiptoed awkwardly to the door of
the tent. He peered in near-sightedly, for the
bright August sunshine made the interior seem
"Katie, eat somethin', you're all wore out. I'll
"No, Tim, I ain't hungry."
With the same clumsy attempt at quiet, the man
set the dish on a dry-goods box, and stepped to his
"You eat," she suggested, but he shook his head
in disappointed silence, as he stared at the graj
film of grease slowly forming over the rejected bacon.
"Teats like 1 can't do much for either of you,"
he said dejectedly. "Katie, ain't she a little mite
The child in t hi' coiner stirred, and the woman
flew toward the pallet, murmuring:
"Yes, honey, mammy's baby, mammy'll fan her
ami make her cool." She snatched up a gray wing.
and passed it back and forth very gently over the
"I'm so glad you killed that hawk; these wings
are the only thing we have to fan her with. Oh,
Tim, she's so sick, and it's so hot, I'm afraid she ain't
got the strength to fight with when the crisis does
come, and I'm afeard — ." It was a long speech for
her, and she ended breathlessly.
"Will it be to-night?" he asked in an awestruck
"Yes, this i- the sixteenth day."
The woman knelt on one side of the pallet and the
man on the other: between them tossed ;'.
child, a pitifully wasted bit of bone and dry.
skin, which the fever, tor all the world like a real fire,
seemed to burn and sear a little darker every day.
So through the long, still afternoon they waited and
watched hope come and go and come again. Drops
of sweat rolled down the man's sunburned skin,
and fell on his dingy overalls; he wiped it away with
his blue, cotton sleeve. The strain was tell.: g
tin figure across from him: his wife's sunken mouth
was twitching nervously and two tears — he hadn 't
seen her crj for years — gathered under her eyelids.
"Don't, Katie." he spoke hesitatingly, "don't
cry. It ain't so bad. Maybe when Minn;, g -
well we'll prospect around Jerome in the Black Hills.
I ain't been in that country for nigh on to ten years,
He had said the wrong thing in his clumsy en-
deavor to help: he felt it dimtj as he watched his
wife's lace grow dull gray. It looked like a dead
face. Her lips moved unsteadily, but she didn't
speak. He knew that when she did. she would say
many things, and he shivered a little. Slowly.
monotonously and very softly, lest she disturb the
little girl, she began, and in a dazed kind of way. he
"Jim. I'm plumb sick of it all. 1 ain't going
prospect no more: 1 want to live in camp. There
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I could do cookin' or take in washin' to earn some
honest silver. I tell you I'm sick of this evcrlastin'
hunt for gold that we never find. I don't believe
i here is any. They say folks is powerful poor in big
cities, but they're poor 'cause they have a lot of
\v< »ri hless truck they don't need and can't use; they
ain't poor with nothingness like us; they at least
have people around 'cm. Look at us, out here in
these mountains, shut off from everything and every-
body, nothin' to hear but quails a hollerin' every
night, 'till they most drive you crazy like, nothing
to see but hills, hills, hills, that shut you away from
everything you ever wanted in your life; they even
bar me out from the six little graves I oughter see
once in a while. Look at this tent, — a dry-goods
box with some bacon and dirty tin cups on it; here's
my baby on a mattress of mule blankets and gunny
sacks with the only white petticoat I ever had cut
up to make her a sheet. Some women hate cards
and soma a whiskey-bottle, but I hate a pick and
shovel worse than anything in the world. They'll
never mean anything to me but joltin' for hours
over hills with rocks like fangs, and pitchin' a tent
night after night in scrub-oak bushes. If we were in
camp, Minnie could have a doctor and maybe she
wouldn't die; she's a-goin' to die, my baby, and it's
all your fault, just as it's always been — your fault."
"But, Kalis, you ain't a-meanin — "
"Don't but Katie me, take your — What is it,
mammy's baby want some water?" Her voice
changed in an instant, and she was almost crooning
the words as she bent ovei the child who had stirred.
Tim's hands wera clasping and unclasping and his
bent shoulders heaved under the sting of her words.
They were so just, yet so un'ust. What she said
was true, yet it wasn't that way at all. His throat
seemed to be closing; he must get away. Minnie
was dying, and he couldn't bear to see her; he must
He wandered from one mountain side to another,
vaguely, aimlessly, whispering over and over again:
"It ain't that way no how. I been a tryin' all my
life to strike a claim that'ud give her and the kids
what they deserved, and what I wanted 'em to have,
and now Minnie's goin' to die; we ain't got no more.
She's goin' to die. Come, Minnie, come to pappy,
see what he's brought his baby from Prescott."
Why was he talking like that? Minnie was a little
girl, not a baby; it was seven years ago come Christ-
mas that he had brought her the doll from Prescott.
Minnie was g >ing to die, and Kate had gone back on
him, Katie, who had understood for twenty years,
had said — Tears came to save the poor, pain-numbed
mind. They blinded his eyes until, tripping over a
root, he fell face downward upon the ground and
wept wi'h great sobs that shook his whole body.
At last, filled with that nameless, indescribable shame
that comes to a man who has wept the first time
since his childhood, he rose and attacked the rocks
over which he had fallen. For hours' he dug, swing-
ing blow upon blow, breaking the stubborn soil
and shoveling it out of an ever-widening hole. The
accustomed labor soothed him, though things failed
to adjust themselves. Twenty years of prospecting
and he was poorer than when he had followed, as
a boy, the lure of the Santa Fe Trail. Why had
other fellows struck it rich no more than a few yards
from where he had prospected, worthless, Eastern
tenderfeet, who had no respect for a prospector, who
ruined the big, beautiful God's Country with their
unscrupulous dealing and lying, wild-cat schemes.
Yet they had made their piles and he was poor.
Then, there was Jim — Jim with whom he had worked,
eaten and slept in these same hills too, for six long
years, Jim, his partner, who had done him dirt in
the end, and jumped the only good claim he ever
had. What was the use of being square anyway?
He always had been square and Katie had been so
proud of it all, but there really wasn't any use of
being. His pick had been hitting rock for the best
part of an hour; the very blows themselves seemed to
say "Nothing left but the grub stake. You're a
broken-down prospector with the grub-stake ahead
of you." Suddenly he dived into the hole and pulled
out some bits of stone from one side; he looked at
them a long time and at last let them fall like hot
coals from his fingers. Down on his knees, he
groveled in the loosened dirt and by the light of a
miner's candle, which flickered in his trembling hand,
he was able to see the out-cropping of a ledge over
which he had stumbled, and there plainly discerni-
ble in the moonlight even, there, lying on the ground
to be had for the asking, was the gold for which he
had waited so long. If he could tell like that at
night, what must it be in the daytime? It had come
at last; he had struck it rich. The knowledge fairly
swept him off his feet; he buried his hands in the
rocky hillside, clinging to the stones with his fingers,
and half sobbing.
" I'm so glad, so glad I ain't on a grub-stake. Its
mine, all mine and Katie's." Then, partly because
he was tired from overstrained nerves and over-
worked muscles and partly because the rough, old
earth was very warm and big and soothing, his
dazed mind grew quieter, and he slept.
Tim started up. "Minnie baby, did you want
pappy?" It was dawn; everywhere quail were call-
ing; a chill dawn-wind made him shiver. He loooked
blankly at the ground, the hole, and then he re-
membered. He must hurry, run across the hills
to tell Katie. As he looked around to get his bear-
ings, he saw, not ten yards away from him, a rough
pile of stones and he cried out aloud:
"Oh, God, oh, God! Are you punishin' me? I
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don't deserve it. I've always lived square. Oh,
( ,<>d, don't lei me be i rooked now ."
I in i for all the anguish in hi en the fad remained.
There was the monumenl oi ton< . bearing in its
<ciiicr a lin can containing the name of a man
gome oilier man, an Kasterner ma ybe, who had fol-
lowed Western CUStOmS, and a date a dale. 'I here
was a straw of hope ai which he grasped. A few
kicks senl the stones tumbling, and the can was in
his hand; he pulled OUl the paper and read. A year
ago, only a year ago it had been put there. He even
knew the man, a representative of some big company
backed by Eastern capital. And now his gold was
theirs, — theirs by the inevitable law of the mining
camp; theirs, because they had prospected the
ground before him, had seen the ledge, recognized
its promise, but in all probability not its true value,
and had built their monument to show thay had
been there. For two years, according to the blue-
law of the "prospector's code," ground and ledge
were theirs, and not only for two years, but for a
thousand times two years, if they came back so often
to renew their claim. The tortured soul of the man
looked through his eyes as he made his last endeavor
to be square.
"I ain't never been crooked yet, but it ain't fair,
it ain't fair. I deserve it and I'm a goin' to have it."
Slowly, yet with great resolution, he scattered every
stone of the monument. For some reason that he
didn't understand himself, he couldn't make his
fingers tear the paper. Instead, he jammed it deeper
into the can and threw it as far as he could into the
grease wood and oakbrush of the canyon below.
He turned his face toward the bright East. "I'll
go tell Kate I've struck it rich," he thought. "She'll
be glad, so glad, for she can live in town, and Minnie
can go to school." — Minnie — why Minnie was dying,
his baby, and Katie had said it was his fault, and
told him to go. How < ould be
Minnie better than bit life, than anything
better than hi- gold that be had just found, and
Minnie, little brown Minnie might be dead w\
returned. A cold damp:
his whole bod) ; he broke- into a run, following in-
stinctively the rail over which he had come trw-
night before; hi
they were eating up the milt
he could see, at last, the dirty, whil of the
tent. He -topped, 1. ind he
staggered a little. Minnie was dead; he kr.
and if was his fault. He couldn't k"» on. A figure
came to the torn place in the canvas, a sha;
straight up-and-down figure in a gray calico wrapper]
it seemed to be looking for something.
he could move. It saw him and beckoned. Some-
thing snapped; he ran forward gulping at th<
ness in his throat.
"Oh, Timmie, Timmie," his wife rushed toward
him, "she's better; she's a-goin' to git well." Awk-
wardly, he put his arms around her. She laid her
check against his.
"Kin I see her?" he whispered.
"No, Timmie, best not, she's asleep."
With the same awkward tenderness, he held the
calico wrapper close in his arms for an instant, then
turned away and walked rapidly back over the
trail he had so recently followed. He stepped
forward bravely; there was almost youth in his face,
and the "prospector stoop" seemed to have disap-
peared, for he held his head high.
It was no longer dawn, but morning. When the
August sun slanted across the last of the hills, it
fell upon the bent back of a man. searching patiently
through the endless scrub-oak brush for a rusted
James Maryfrank Gardner, 1014.
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5, | ■,, ; ,, grassj open dell in a forest some dis
tance from Athens, a rude stone altar overgrown
with vines in tin- center.
i haracters: Critias, Xanthippus, son of Per-
il les, Paralus, brother to Xanthippus.
Paralus. Let us rest here iii iliis pleasanl -i" 1 '
until the sun hath driven pasl the highest heaven.
There is naughl gained bj pushing on in the heat,
for Delphi is main- a days' journey to the north, and
our strength will be saved by timely rest.
X VNTHlPPl s. Thou lazy one! and if we rest here
with tine, what shall be our reward?
P. My comradeship, brother, and fair discourse.
What says Critias?
C. That he prefers sleep to that same fair dis-
course unless he himself be the talker, which is then
X. See what thou hast brought upon us, O
wretched Paralus! At least, I claim that soft moss
bank whereon at ease to regret my good nature.
P. Critias, we are as thou seest, all eagerness
for thy discourse. What shall it be?
C. There seems but one who is eager, my friend.
For my subject — I speak on all matters at all times
and equally ill in all.
P. Critias, thou art but —
X. Pardon me, my brother, but I do desire to
ask one question ere this learned discourse begin.
Hast thou, Critias, heard of that new outburst of
thy kinsman Plato against our poets?
C. Assuredly, Xanthippus, and what is thy
quarrel with that criticism? Is it possible that thou
dost not consider the poets as infamous and untrue
men who should, by all means, be driven from our
city that our minds may be protected from evil
P. What, Homer and Hesiod? Plato did not
truly say aught against those immortals, did he?
I heard angry comment on Plato, as I remember,
on leaving the grove, but I took no heed, thinking
only it was some hot dispute on his dream city.
C. I fear he has dared to breathe a criticism of
those immortal poets whom you would like to place
in your worship before the gods themselves. But
come, what think you, Xanthippus, of this same
X. I have not heard the full opinion of Plato on
this matter, but 1 believe he says that poets have an
r\ il effecl on men because they rouse their emotions.
Is that not true?
('. It is. lint first, Xanthippus, let us be fair
even unto this ruler of evil. What says Plato of the
aim of the poet?
X. Indeed, 1 have not heard.
C. Paralus, listen thou and see what is said of
iln beloved poets. See this flower which 1 hold
above m\ shield SO? Within the shield thou canst
see another flower, the imitation of this one which
I hold in my hand. Tell me, which isthe true flower?
P. That in thy hand, most certainly.
C. True. Then this must be a false flower in the
shield, for when I move my hand — so — it disappears.
P. Yes. It is false.
C. Thy poet, like the shield, shows false in
for he only mirrors the events of life and does not
give life itself.
X. Yes, but if he give a true picture of life, even
as that image is a true picture of the flower, is he
C. Let me ask thee one more question, Xanthip-
pus. If I held this flower above a still pool of water,
it would be mirrored therein, would it not?
X. Most certainly.
C. But if you look at the Hower in the shield
and at the flower in the water, they are different, are
X. They are, Critias.
C. But they are imitations of this one flower;
which is then the true imitation?
X. Is thy meaning then, that the character of
the thing which imitates changes the nature of the
P. And the poets may show the same things in
life in different ways, some better, some worse, so
that we know not which is the true idea. Is that
then thy meaning?
C. It is. We agreed that anything that is not
real is false.
X. Is that all that Plato says against the poets,
C. He tells us, as thou thyself couldst guess,
that when the poet tells us of emotion we experience
that emotion and thrill with it.
P. Is that bad, Critias? Methinks it broadens
our sympathies and our knowledge.
C. One moment, Paralus. Thou wilt agree that
when one goes forth to war he feels the noble joy of
serving Athens and experiences an uplifting emotion
which shows itself in his fire and ardor in battle?
P. I certainly agree, and in Homer we may-
experience that same thrill.
C. That is just my point. What do you do when
this noble emotion is aroused? Do you go forth to
encounter great dangers for the state? Xo. Even
thou must admit that he sits and dreams and plans
great deeds until the passion has wasted itself and
another is aroused. Dost thou consider that a noble
X. Then it leads men to waste their feeling on
past deeds and leaves them bare of sensation for the
P. I fear thou art right, but it deeply grieves me
to think ill of Homer. I must consider longer how
this may be true. Mary Rogers, 1012.
'I II I. W Kl. I.KSI. E Y COL L EG E N E WS .
ON THE CONTEMPLATIVE TYPE OF MIND
Ti I E dreamer \ enl ures into all r< gions ol
i hough I and feeling; he can be a
into realms unknown to the man of
action. His world is larger a golden
kingdom of I he mind. The contemplative type ol
mind, aloof from the struggles of the hour, po i
ing a rich inheritance from pas! ages, judges present
day events in the li^ht of history conceived of, nol
in its fragmentary character, luit in its completion.
This sense ol life as a whole, ol principles and laws
underlying all development, gives the dreamer a
true measure to judge events in their real signifi
cance. He sees the great things greal and the small
I hings small.
The qualities of mind that an active life devel-
ops, initiative, quick decision, self-reliance, and
sound judgment of men and of affairs, all refer to
questions of the moment. They are not powers to
enable one to pass naturally from the narrow to-day
into the limitless past and future. Action lays em-
phasis on the things that are happening here and
now, and tends to make one conceive of life on
death whii h the n.
lot I,, . onteiiii-l.it i\ . mind ,v ing
in eternity. I hi- world and th<
equally real, and both one J art-. hoWi
ent, oi one whole. This conviction determin<
dreamer's entin cast of mind, his sense of va
proportion, and directs hi- aspirations toward- the
common goal of all contemplative spirit!
ion of realit} behind realities. Remember Hon Ver-
gil, representing in The Divine Corned)
guidance that human wisdom and philosoph
:<i\ e t he -mil. ha- to leave I ante on t! ■
Paradise where Beatrice, who ha- become thi
bol of Divine ' ontemplation, lead- him higher to
the vision of Eternal Truth and Light. Thi
contemplation we behold the truth and find
On the White Rose of Paradise Paradia XXXI
we find the greal dreamers, th< great
such as Bernard of Clairvaux, and in l<
of brightness, farther removed from the I uht •■!
God, the men of action, th< statesmen, w -
earth as sharply cut off, distinct from the life after and ruler-.
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS.
"The BOOK OF Woman's POWER," with an in-
troduction by Ida Tarbell. Published by Mac-
millan Company, New York, 1911. Price, $.25 net.
"The Book of Woman's Power" presents afresh
the problems which beset the twentieth-century
woman either in theory or practice. It treats in a
naive method various phases of the situation which
are to-day arousing interest and stimulating in-
The book aims at proving that "woman's position
in society is not now and never has been as inferior
compared with man's, as the suffragists affirm."
The author has been stimulated to write such a
book because "suffragists have directly, or by im-
plication, belittled woman's function and position,"
in order to vivify and idealize their picture of the
''higher, nobler place the ballot would give her."
Upheld with the "grave need of lifting the suffrage
debate from the narrow lines it has followed .
and centering it about a woman more nearly typical
than the melancholy figure which so far has served
it," the compiler has searched through literature of
past and present, from Tacitus to Jane Addams and
Gilbert Chesterton, converting each contribution
into proof of what woman's position should be
ideally, in how far it now falls short, and why.
The treatment is thorough and broad in scope,
exhaustive in that it investigates completely this
one phase of the problem. The compiler has given
slight interpretation, but has arraigned before the
reader cogent opinions of thinkers of various
spheres. The carefulness of selection and the in-
sistence upon the main purpose have minimized
the fragmentary effect of excerpts. The reader is
impressed with the lack of waste material and logical
clearness which gives practical value. There is
freedom from sentimental commonplaces of ar-
gument. Authorities quoted are those who have the
matter well in hand. There is no pause for refuta-
li hi. which narrows the limitations of the book and
.11 the same lime causes the argument to progress
with unimpeded vigor.
First the compiler .proves that "the hope of our
future civilization lies in the development in equal
freedom of both masculine and feminine element"
in life — not from a blurring of their distinctive
characteristics, but from a union of recognized
differences in harmony. This is substantiated
biologically and socially.
Next, as Miss Ida Tarbell says in her introduction,
woman is given the fine historical perspective which
is her right. We see her not "a sorry, neglected
figure, the puppet and handmaid of man, but a
figure of force and light as high as that of her na-
tion and her time." The powerful influence of
Greek and Roman women is recalled, the high po-
sition of the Teutonic woman as presented by
Tacitus, the force exerted by women of the convent
and of the salon. Lafcadio Hearn pictures the
Japanese woman and Edmund Burke portrays the
high ideal of an English statesman of his day.
Then comes a sketch of women in industry from
the days of primitive division of labor to the com-
plicated latter-day conditions. The author believes
that woman is struggling for a place in labor where
she is economically handicapped, instead of de-
voting herself to her proper field of control over the
"agencies of consumption^ their utility and effi-
ciency, and the conservation of the ideals and
higher energies of the race." There are, of course,
evils of indiscriminate competition, but the ballot
is not a panacea for such grievances. Herbert
Spencer, John Stuart Mill, Richard Ely, Otis
Mason, Olive Schreiner, Jane Addams, are among
those upholding this view.
Next, considering women in government, history
proves that woman rulers have not been success-
ful. There are dangers in the modern woman
politician. The government should develop the
social and public capacity of men and women.
The political value of the family cannot be over-
estimated. The family is the social unit for which
the state exists; the modern tendency towards its
disintegration is false. "Out of man's protection
of the family and woman's care of the family have
grown all government, all arts and sciences."
Moreover the family is the training-school for
larger social life. Disintegration of such a basic
institution can only be prevented by emphasis on the
interdependence of the sexes rather than their
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equality; in their heterogeneitii and correlation
ral hei I nan I heir idenl ii ie 1 01 imilai ii i'
I In m,ii in .1 <|i in',' ral i- v."- ei nm< nl hould
i ' pi' <m the family, and women ihould be included
In i In n |n< ientation. Vmiel, Vl< i de I •>< que
villc, George Santayana frami foi u the aim and
met hods of a i rue demoi rai y.
Modern woman Bhould enforce her power through
the itrength ol free influence, which is unlimited.
sin- should give her unhampered and devoted in-
i civs i toward thi inculcation ol loftiei political and
industrial principles, the formation ol a type of
character more fit to embody 3uch principles.
This < rying need for I he educal ion of public opinion
■ .in be mel in the home, where there is si rcngth and
i ertain effei I ol influence, however narrow the lim-
its. Moreover, am party affiliation involved in
suffragi would impede the disinterested work for
the state which women of to-day can do, untram-
meled by political obligations. John Ruskin, Mark
I lamia, Mrs. Lyman Abbott are among those
Finally ," The Book of Woman's Power" strikes
hi he vital question, at the basis of the whole prob-
lem, the present social unrest, discontent, its causes
Women are reminded that they "have much real
power in their hands, and that by grasping at the
parliamentary franchise they would find that in
reaching out toward the shadow they had lost the
substance." Why they think the shadow worth
reaching for and what the substance is that is in
danger of being lost, are carefully considered.
The wrong kind of education is responsible for much
unrest. The gaining of knowledge and the forma-
tion of character are not properly correlated now.
The pendulum has swung too far in the direction of
woman's freedom in choice of work. The author
suggests practical and homely correctives, and pre-
sents a challenge in the form of Nietsche's charge
that "through bad female cooks — through entire
lack of reason in the kitchen — the development of
mankind has been longest retarded and most in-
So, if you believe in suffrage, read the book and
see if you can refute its leisurely and calm disproof
of your tenet, il you can oppose a larger list of views
more sanely fair. II" you do not believe in suffrage,
seek lure clear and up-to-date opinions of thought-
ful men and women, which will fortify your posi-
tion and make you independent of antiquated, sen-
timental arguments. In either case, you will be-
come thoroughly informed upon a subject about
which there is much superficial information, and
will profit by the breadth of grasp, the clearness of
millan ' omp.ur. 1911. Pi
" N ou'll help, I know ■' I heard bin
I'll do b
I he big jol
A big theme, tin- !. /
her n< v. novel, a theme thai handle! veil
through the ver vitality of her belief in it. In the
plaia. prai ti< al words of < allio; im-
plj this, I hat .our job and oui
world read;, for th( folks I
make the folk- thai come fir to live in that :
world." And in Miss ' ■
cialK the share thai women, the "motl q,"
have in the world'- "big job." The Strong, >,
sureness in hi . ne
book — that 9ureness thai the end of striving i- in-
finitely worth while, the faith in men and in the
ways ol God that i- ever in the soul atune to the
eternal "Song of Believing."
So much for the theme The an of tl
perhaps, open to criticism. Purpose and \»>\m of
view are the sole element- of unity. Two distinct
stories with but slight objective connection rct*at-
edly interrupt each other, and even in the <.n<\ are in
no real sense united. For a hundred pages at a
time we completely lose sight of the pror _
the main plot, (allio],, Marsh, a plain-spoken.
intuitive spinster lady with an insight into the
heart of things, is the oik- strong link between the
two plots. Through her eyes and in her own quaint
words the narration of the two stories becomi -
To this slender thread of unity i- added the more
fundamental one of theme and purpose. Of the
two stories, one tell- us how Friendship Village
caught the enthusiasm for "the big job," the other,
how Insley and Robin Sydney together found the
inspiration of true striving for the same end.
The story of the Friendship Married Ladies'
Cemetery Improvement Sodality ami the aston-
ishingly original methods of their work for civic
improvement is full of humor and realism. Friend-
ship Village lives for us full oi real living people,
aglow with broad and loving human sympathy.
The charm oi the village and the friendship we feel
lor Kppkbv 1 lolcomb. Mrs. Toplady, and all the
village folk, quite wins our forgiveness for their
undeniable interruption of the real story. Against
this background of realism, the imperious idealism
ot lnslcy and Robin weaves the true romance oi the
novel. Into her hero and heroine Miss Gale has
breathed all her own idealism — freshness, tire.
force, gentleness, the love that abounds, the faith
that transcends. In these two and in Chris, the ir-
resistibly winsome child, personality creates for the
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
reader charm and atmosphere and an eager friend-
Miss < .ale's new novel may lack many of the qual-
ities that insure permanent literary value. Vet to-
day it has its place to give pure pleasure for the mo-
ment and inspiration for the days that come after,
(harm and swift freshness of phrasing, quaint, il-
luminating thought for the hour, at least, makes one
oblivious to the absence of true literary style. The
eager, earnest, throbbing purpose, the power of per-
sonality carries us beyond and above any short-
comings in the unities of the art of fiction. The
gentle winsomeness of it all takes away all didactic
unpleasantness in the insistent moral note. It is a
book essentially of and for to-day. To-day it lives;
to-day it charms; to-day it brings its message of
living and doing. And while it lives, one feels in it,
with all its strength and aspiration, the quietness of
the gently falling rain.
"The Ladies' Battle," by Molly Elliot Seawell.
The Macmillan Company, 191 1. Price, $1.00 net.
"To those of my countrywomen who think for
themselves this little book is dedicated." That
there are American women who, with serious
thought and sound logic, have taken a stand in the
ranks of anti-suffrage, this book presupposes. Miss
Seawell herself has thought clearly and to some
purpose. Her arguments are, in the main, sound
and presented with clearness and logic, with an oc-
casional hash of humor that adds spice and inter-
est to the reading. That "there are two basic prin-
ciples against woman suffrage" is her chief thesis.
These two principles of government are: (1) No
electorate ever existed or ever can exist which can-
not execute its own laws; (2) No voter ever has
claimed or ever can claim maintenance from an-
other voter. Both the suffragists and the "anti r s,"
and most especially those of the indifferent who say.
"I haven't thought about it much," will find it
profitable to consider how Miss Seawell upholds
those two issues.
"The Burden of Christopher," by Florence
Converse, published by Houghton, Mifflin Co.,
Boston, 191 1.
It is not always necessary to sit down with a bored
feeling of pious resignation and wade through pages
upon pages of argumentative and expositors' ma-
terial in order to acquire the information upon social
conditions which is justly expected of the intelli-
gent college girl. On the Social Study shelves is a
novel as delightful as any published in a long
time, wherein the problems of the co-operative
factory system and union labor are presented in
such an entertaining manner and yet so clearly and
forcibly that the reader, no matter how indifferent
has been her former attitude towards social ques-
tions, cannot help but respond with sympathetic
interest to the social situation there set forth.
It is "The Burden of' Christopher," by Miss
Florence Converse — a novel which carries you
away in enthusiasm for the success of Christopher
Kenyon's model shoe shop, and makes you fairly
"boil'' with wrath against Peter Watson and his
slavish treatment of his employees — a novel with
such a high ethical theme as to inspire the reader
with an earnest desire to study what methods of
social reform may best be adopted by a Christian
T H E W E L L E S l ( E V C L L E ( ', E N E W S .
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM MISS
THE COLLEGE YEAR I'MO-I'MI.
I he Alumnae Editor is kind enough to ask me to
send a word of greeting to .ill mj Wellesley friends
.ii Christmas time. Indeed 1 am glad to do it, and
send wishes for health and happiness, for life and
work. 'This last may seem a curious wish to send,
Inn ii comes from a pen thai is idle, and lias been
busy, and a life thai has known the joy ol efforl
H hieh now must rest awhile.
Perhaps you will like to know what I am doing
with myself. After nine months in Santa Bar-
bara I have come home to Peace Dale, in Rhode
Island, and built myself a house on land thai came
to me from my father, whose first deed to a main
times great-grandfather is dated [69b. There, in
the shadow of the trees of Oakwoods, where I was
born, stands the Scallop Shell. As you enter, to
the right is a little reception room hung with the
Chinese curtains I had at Wellesley, and behind it
the study, twice as big as the \Vellesle3 study, but
so like ii thai I hope ever} one ol ihc more than two
thousand students who have been in the Wellesley
house at Senior parties would feel at home in it. Ii
is to these two thousand students, my own girls,
thai I want to send a special line of greeting, and 1
want to remind i hem thai if they received their
diplomas from my hand, all of them, since moo to
1.910, received them also from the hand iA our new
President, who, as Dean, handed the parchment to
me. There never was a more loyal co-worker, and I
rejoice with you that she has entered into the fruits
of her labors.
And to all my friends of the Faculty I send a
special word ol greeting. We have had some very
good times together, working tor the college, which
has room lor very diverse kinds of service, ami is
great enough to assimilate all. Long may it flour-
ish! May students and Faculty together make
every Christmas the most joyful, even year the
best ! Caroline Hazard.
The Scallop Shell, Peace Pale. R. 1.
I he new library was opened for us< in the -prin^
of 19m after a very rapid and well-organized tran>-
fer of hook- from their old quarters in '
Ian [910-19] 1 was ii- first full year in its new home.
and. looking ba< k, 1 he wider - ible to
render was "i e ol the great accomplishments of the
year. The allowance for expansion and for meeting
the larger plaits of departments Was II esti-
mated 1 hat the lil>rar\ seemed to tit as completely
and harmoniously into the academic life of the
college as it did into its beautiful surround
the grove above Longfellow, which is sa;
deal. How we could now gel along without
hardly be imagined, and over and over a^ain has
gratitude been expressed for the wonderful fore-
sight and devotion which was 1! _:tt to
Wellesley of Miss Caroline F. Pier.,. Librarian of
the college from [903 until her death. Oct< ber 15.
In the old library, which is used for study b)
those who live outside College Hall, ami 1>>
within whose rooms are too convenient or ;. .. popu-
lar for consecutive work, there now hangs the en-
larged portrait photograph of Professor Anne
Eugenia F. Morgan, representing her as she •■■
the days when she took fullest part in the Wellesley
life: and here, in this room so full of her gracious
presence. is placed a collection of hooks in memorx
<<\ Professor Sophie Jewett, that will often save an
eager student a journey to the library between
classes, or beguile her into brief excursions into the
world of poet or playwright, novelist or philosopher.
as she waits for an appointment. Whatever need
the old library max serve in later years, ii is now well
used: a place where quiet reigns and much academic
work is done.
Another memorial to Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer
last year, added a rich treasure of rate books I
growing Wellesley store, and its presentation
one of the inspiring occasions of the year. An ebony
cabinet in the browning room was remodeled
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
through the thoughtfulness of Mrs. Duranl for this
collection of besl editions of the works of Robert
Browning and Elizabeth Barretl Browning; and
they wen- installed by loving hands at the close of
an afternoon with Professor Palmer in which he told
of the interest of Mrs. Palmer and himself in their
collection, and his desire to complete it as a memo-
rial to her in the college which she loved.
Another gieal personality connected with early
i ollege days was made freshly real when the bronze
doors for the libiary in memory of Eben Norton
Horsford were presented in June, by the Class of
1886. Rarely does such an occasion have the felicity
of arrangement and inspiration that this afforded;
a perfect day and setting, exquisite and dignified
addresses, were met by an audience which keenly
appreciated the gift, the purpose of the givers and
the man whose love for Wellesley and for science
On these two and many other occasions Mrs.
Durant was present and took part. Her residence
in her Wellesley heme during both semesters made
the year a memorable one; and her presence at al-
most every gathering of general interest made her
such a part of our Wellesley life as she has rarely
been since the early days of the college. During the
year she presented to the Geology Department a
fine collection of azurites and malachites from
Bisbee, Arizona, and attended personally to plac-
ing them in some specially constructed cases in the
new laboratory of the department in what used to
be Elocution Hall.
In this laboratory- is now arranged, in order, the
collection of slides for geology lectures, long used
by the college, which have become a permanent
possession and memorial since the death of Pro-
fessor William H. Niles, on September 13, 1910.
A geology lecture room has been evolved out of the
old gymnasium, and contains a large Leitz epidia-
scope much in demand for illustrated lectures.
As usual, there was a rich contribution to the col-
lege life by visitors fresh from explorations in many
lands and researches in various fields. There is not
space to mention all the avenues of interest that
were opened or continued for members of the college,
but Professor Hawes' lectures on her excursions in
Africa during her Sabbatical year were especially
welcome, in view of present African problems; and
the sighl of the splendid collection of fifteenth and
sixteenth century school books displayed in detail
by Mr. George 11. Plimpton, gave rise to congratu-
lations over the rich content of the curriculum of
the present d.i\ and generation, in spite of its defects.
Late in the spring an experiment was tried by the
Art Department that had a great success and is
likely to become .1 permanent feature of the service
of that department to the college. The work of the
alumna? of the department is watched with great
interest, and they were invited to return to college
for a lunch symposium and comparison of notes.
bringing specimens of their work. The result was
a most enthusiastic gathering and a loan collection
o! work in many fields of art that was open to the
college for several weeks. This was in addition to
the various exhibitions of art students' work held at
different times during the year; and the department
also offered space to the Botany Department for
the display of plans by the students in landscape
architecture and horticulture, for beautifying the
A comparatively new organization, under the
auspices of the School of Music, the Wellesley
Orchestra, is now giving a recital every year which
is being more and more widely appreciated. Last
year their concert was exceptionally gocd ; and they,
with the choir, are offering a serious interpretation
of music that is distinctly worth while, and does
not in the least interfere with the lighter functions
of the Glee and Mandolin Clubs.
The only important change to be noted in the
curriculum was the introduction of required work
in the Department of Hygiene and Physical Educa-
tion among the hours to be presented for the degree.
This meant that the class of 191 4 was the first to
have full benefit of the training made possible by
the addition of this to the Wellesley departments.
Observation of the Freshmen and comment on the
new requirements was vigorous and sustained
throughout the year. The reasons for requiring
such work at all make the necessity for requiring
it in the Freshman year a mere corollary to the
proposition; but the fact that the Freshmen are at
present housed in the Village has added a difficulty
that would not be present were they living on the
campus, and the bearing of the whole matter is
bound up with the disadvantages of having the
Freshmen reside in the Village. In spite of such
a handicap, a careful study of the records of the
Freshmen for whom I had any direct responsibility-
showed, in almost every- case, such a positive result
in the effort to improve their physical condition and
general efficiency as to fully justify the requirement.
The year 1910-1911 was the second of the exist-
ence of a committee of the Academic Council on
Non-academic Interests, which had at last sufficient
data in regard to student interests outside the class-
room, at Wellesley and at other colleges, to justify
the calling of a conference in such matters. Twelve
members of the Faculty and seventeen students,
representing the four classes, met for long and earn-
est deliberation through the winter and spring terms.
Gradually the bearing of the various activities on
the college life as a whole was seen in a way that led
to the reduction of the number of dramatic events
I II E \\ E L L ES L E Y C L LEGE \ EWS.
in be liild in .in- i. in ■ ear, their distribution in the
i Inn terms, and variou i hangi "l to m< m
in i hip in organizal ion and dates of raeel ing -.
The problem wa a vi i wide one and admitted by
.ill In be 'H' link 'lilln nil i.l solul inn. 'I In- plan,
finally adopted lor two yeai . bean Bomewhal
hea vib. nn I In- six lii I i H '..nil. . .- h( I 0p< n i- ' ' i
ing had developed i" .i poinl where all bul one asked
for two performances .m least, in their desire to
pre i hi in the college public the interesting results
<>f their year's work. The schedule of such events
became especially congested in the spring term; and
i In- membership ol soi iel ies is < onfined .n
ptesenl in Seniors and Juniors, the number ol
students in those classes rehearsing for public en-
tertainments al thai time was an important practi
cal factor in i In- necessil \ for reducing the number ol
entertainments. The plan has been announced in
detail and need nol In- repeated Inn-, but it might
Ik- well to state thai the determination ofwhal or
ganizations should give the several plays was left
to the student members of the conference. The
two years during which it is in lu- in force will
terminate at the same time as does the three-year
term of trial of the new mcthcd of election to
societies, and any necessary modification in either
plan can be considered tc gether from a standpi int
of actual experience. In spite of the limitations
both to organizations and to individuals at certain
points, the new plans are being met by a strong
spirit of co-operation and willingness to give them a
A new function crept in, right under the very eyes
of this vigilant committee, however. For two years
or more, there had been talk of a Tradition meeting,
under the auspices of the Student Government As-
sociation. This ended in a meeting held the Friday
afternoon after Thanksgiving, when alumnae from
many classes gave a history of the beginning of
things, Tree Day, Float, May Day, the Class Sere-
nades, Forensic Burning and the rest. The meeting
was most successful in uniting the present with the
past, the serious and the absurd and the tender, in
a way that brought cut the richness of our \\\ lies-
It is planned to repeat such meetings once in a
college generation of four years, and it is hoped that
the next nay take place in the Students' Building,
which is sorely needed for such large gatherings as
well as for the straller entertainments. The heads
of all organizations have a strong desire to sec the
Students' Building an accomplished fact, and the
efforts to raise money for it wen- c< ntinuous through-
out the year. The committee for this purpose tried
the plan of asking people to cut off some luxuries
and give all their spare pennies to the cause and not
even at the ends of terns when safely aboard the
ful ' ommit ti e, who, mindful ol
• lit " theii fr|].,
'I he Alui
nol omit the !.•
this be putting il u
firsl him of spring in the willows and dai
.11 1. ss the lake al Mr-. Durant's and in
newell grounds, thi r< w< re n
daj in whi< h t he oak trees unfoldi -
their sofl -hade- of pink and pearl and the campus
was like fairy land, 'he weather
such as to allow the oaks a whole long ■■
velvel stage before thej put >>n ful
mer green and turned to meet their foes
no other year have i : oths. and
gun their deadly u..rk so soon, nr requin
on the pari of the i protect and pr
the wealth of varied foliage in thegroun-
It was in the midst of all this splea I f the
Wellesley world that the announcement came that
one who had loved and served the College Beautiful
for many years had been appointed I
President Hazard. There was deep concern and
much speculation when no appointment was made
in the fall term. Of necessity this delay introduced
an clement of uncertainty into college affairs and
was especially hard for the Seiii. r.-. to whom
by any other name can seem the president, and who
have in tecent years had opportunity to come into
touch with President Hazard and go forth directly
inspired by her large aims and broad sympathies.
During the first months one may say frankly they
and others sorely missed Miss Hazard: but, as the
year progressed, loyalty and appreciation w
ly focussed upon the one who became more clearly
destined to assume the duties and pr.
president, and, on the morning that President Capen
of the Board of Trustees announced to the assembled
college the appointment of President Pendleton,
the strength of this loyalty and appreciation were
clearly seen. as. attended by the Faculty- in caps
and gowns through lines of cheering students, she
was escorted to College Hall.
• Looking back over the year, as a whole,
conscious of a growing desire that the guide:
the college should remain in Mi^s Pendleton's fa
and a belief that the administration would b<
tinned on a safe and sane basis under h
ship. The pride of the alumnae has been sti
stirred by having one of their number chosen to
direct the affairs of the college, and from them and
their friends a steady stream of congratulations and
promises of loval support has flowed in upon the
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.mil its in-w president. There could not be
great* r proof of warm approval for the past services
oi Presidenl Pendleton, nor a more encouraging
foundation for the success of her administration.
Roxana II. VivrAN, '94.
WELLESLEY IN THE WORLD OF LETTERS.
I have .1 friend who, a decade ago, dedicated a
shell in her library to the books of Wellesley girls.
The shelf soon outgrew its inadequate limits and trib-
ute was laid on another, that in turn is now nearly
tilled. Looking with pleasure and pardonable pride
over this collection, I noted that almost invariably
thej bore the imprimatur of the best publishing
houses in the country. That their circulation in
several instances had passed the hundred thousand,
I already knew. The themes treated included
philology, travel, essay, biography, history, art and
fiction, to say naught of a goodly number of classics
that had been well edited for text-book service.
For a college that is still on the sunny side of forty,
the output thus far is encouraging and if it be true
ot a body of writers, as one of our recently inaugu-
rated college presidents remarked of the individual
worker in matters academic or humanitarian, that
the best work is done after sixty, a quarter-century
hence we may look for a Golden Age in Wellesley
Although previously, poems and prose articles
by Wellesley girls had found their way to periodicals,
the first book published by a daughter of Wellesley
was "A Winter in Central America," a book of
trawl by Helen Josephine Sanborn of the class of
'84. The year after taking her degree she had the
unique opportunity of journeying through that
narrow, tortuous strip of land uniting North and
South America, and at the date of Miss Sanborn's
rough and interesting trip, almost terra incognita
to Northern people. The book yet forms a useful
guide to that not over-civilized region. Miss San-
born is well-known for her generous gifts to her
Alma Mater, of whose interests she is now a trustee.
Before Miss Sanborn's book came out, Miss
Katharine Lee Bates, '8o, for the past twenty years
head ol the Department of English Literature at
Wellesley, had published prose and verse of such
high character that it took no prophet to predict
for her a successful literary career. Her exquisite
touch, her sure literaiy instinct, her breadth of
theme, won for her swift and merited recognition
aiul tn e am. unit of literature she has produced, con-
sidering the tax on her time and strength in the
duties ol her professorship, remind one of Matthew-
Arnold's fertility of brain when, a generation ago,
he was cumbered with the cares of an Inspector of
Education in England. In the line of her distinct
vocation "The English Religious Drama," "The
History of American Literature," the editing of sever-
al of Shakespeare's plays as well as work in Cole-
ridge and Tennyson, with many a published literary
essay, bear witness to the fidelity of her scholarship;
in her avocation of letters are two books of travel,
"Spanish Highways and Byways," and "From
Gretna Green to Land's End," both charming as
literature as useful for instruction to the wayfarer in
Spain or England; two stories for young folk, "Her-
mit Island" and "Rose and Thorn," the latter a
prize winner, written in the eighties; Chaucer's
"Rhymes Retold for Children" might be classed
with either text-book work or general literature.
Miss Bates's chef-d'oeuvre has just come out
in a volume of poems that embody her highest
thought, as her finest workmanship. It is doubtful
if a more worthy book of verse sees light in the first
quarter century of our still new century.
Mrs. Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay, '83, is re-
called in her Freshman year as a slender slip of a
girl who came to Wellesley knowing Tennyson's
"In Memoriam" by heart. Such a girl might be
expected to be heard from in after-graduation
years. So worthily and intelligently was her course
in college pursued that she was recalled to the De-
partment of English Literature for a brief period;
after her marriage, with more ample leisure, her
more connected literary work followed with steadi-
ness and success. Mrs. Lindsay had the honor of be-
ginning the "Worth W T hile Series" with her mono-
graph on " What is Worth While," a series to which
she has contributed several numbers. Her most
notable book is "The Warrior Spirit in the Republic,"
whose title explains the work; she has also written
one volume in the Lmited Study of Missions Series
entitled "Gloria Christi." Her own experience as
a mother brought out a book on child culture. Add
to these more significant works various essays
and now and then a verse and the list is not unim-
portant. Mrs. Lindsay has been for several years
an Alumna Trustee of her Alma Mater.
Mrs. Estelle May Hurll, '82, was for several years
a teacher in the Department of Philosophy at Welles-
ley. Before and since her marriage, an event which
did not change her name, she has brought out
valuable works on art to the number of fifteen vol-
umes. Many of these belong to the Riverside Art
Series and are largely used in schools and clubs.
"The Life of Our Lord in Art," "The Bible Beauti-
ful" and "Portrait and Portrait Painting" are
among more considerable books. Mrs. Hurll also
is found now and then in the poetry columns of
Mrs. Helen Barrett Montgomery, '84, although
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mainlj interested in educational, missionary and
< ivi< themes associated with unu n.ill- ucci
plal foi in ill. ,11 , ha ' "Hi ributi 'I I wo e* elleni
\ olumes to I he I nited Si udj ol Mil ion Si ri<
(•mil led " < hrist us Redemptor" and " V. 1
Women in Eastern Lands." Occasionally a poem
is seen from In i pen, usual 1} ol .1 religious) harai ter,
and always an instance ol lyrii gift. Mrs. Monl
gomei 1 in Miiiiiii.i I rustee ol her 1 "II' g<
Miss Eliza Hall Kendrick, '85, al presenl the head
ol the Bible Departmenl "I Welleslej < ollege, has
~< 11 1 urn some good work immediatel} connected
with her department. In hei serious treatment ol
.1 serious task she has .1 lighter side known to few
.iimI can do a rhyme wit h much humor.
Mrs. Alice Vh ian ^mes Winter, '86, was born with
ink in her blood and earlj gave promise ol literary
success. She is another of Wellesley's children
who has found time with the cares ol a family de-
volving upon her, lo make a large place in her social
and civic world. Her interest in municipal affairs
has evidenced the ability of women to be, as Presi-
dent Pendleton pul ii in her Inaugural, the good
citizens who "must have learned t he important lesson
ol viewing every question nol only from his own
standpoint but from that of the community; he
must, be willing to pay his share of the public tax
not only in money, but also in time and thought
for the service of his town and state; he must have,
above all, enthusiasm and capacity for working hard
in whatever kind of endeavor his lot may be cast."
Mrs. Winter has published two novels, both show-
ing her interest in current events and her talent in
portraying them. "The Prize to the Hardy" well
illustrates life in the timber region with its perils
and excitement, and "Jewel Weed," the modern
fad for orientalism as introduced by travelling
Miss Abbie Carter Goodloe, '89, is another grad-
uate of Wellesley whose literary tendencies were
distinctly marked in her college years. Before
leaving college she had tried her hand at dramatic
verse and soon alter graduating, while her school-
girl memories were fresh, brought out a book of
stories entitled "College Girls." Her more serious
work is a historical novel called "Calvert of Strath-
ore," a tale of French Revolutionary days, laid large-
ly in Paris and the result of study in her years abroad.
The Scribner's Magazine and The Century often
happily apprize her many friends oi skill -a grow-
ing skill -in the short story.
Mrs. Florence Wilkinson Evans, '02. has won
reputation chiefly as a poet, her contributions being
found in The Atlantic, The Century Magazine, but
chiefly in McClure's. Several novels may be added
to her work in verse, however, notably "The Lady
-<f the Flag Flowei
Hill < >ppon
work. ^Ik hat had in jIm-
jhorl pl.r. "I he Marri
1- ( ompanj " arc of this - h.ir..
and delighted her old < old
most successful appearance in tl
They well recall her gift :ni\ i«»
-'■( ii put to larger us seemed ■■ ■ r all, the 11
ble thing. Her shorl stories in Harper's M...
are now so main that v.
gathered like bright, straying children in
Floreni e < on has distinguished I ■
chiefly in editorial service. With a natr
journalism she spent eight or nine*
Churchman" in New York as assistant editor and
is now on the "Atlantii Monthly" staff. In l>oth
ol these periodical-, her stories sometii -
and aside from these she has found tim<
book- of noic. ( )ne of t hem i- hall-marked b\ l>eing
placed in the Everyman Library. This i- entitled
"Long Will" and i- a story, a> the title betokens,
of the fourteenth century, admirably worked out.
"Diana Victrix" and "The House of Pr
latter a semi-allegory, artistically told, are
her other production-.
Jeannette Marks, 'oo, the associati pr
literature at Mt. Holyoke, has made a good n
both in original writing and discriminating
pilation. In the former. "The English P
Drama" and "Through Welsh Doorways " are her
best efforts; in the latter, a half-dozen volun
be used as English Literature text-books.
There are others who have contributed more
or less to literature, of whom we shall dou
hear later, as Miss Martha Conant in ballad work.
Marvel te Goodwin and Man,- Stuart Mackej i
philological researches, Cordelia V irriott
with her collection of Lyrics and Songs of Well -
M. Alice Emerson in text-books, Grace Lewis i\*>k
in a single volume of stories.
The literature of Welleslej girls who did not
take degrees, but received their impetus from
Wellesley, would make an article by itself. An
these Wellesley students would be Florence r
Kingsley. whose "Titus." "Stephen." "Paul,"
and short humorous stories have in some in-
stances reached the hundred thousands; Jennie
Ellis Keyser, who has written a double score and more
of art text and reading books for the public school-.
Nancy K. Foster, Emilie Fifield Havighorst, Annie
Beecher Scoville and Frances Delano are frequently
seen as short story writers in our religious periodi-
*Note. — Harper & Bros, have just published a collected edition of Mrs. Gerry's stories un
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cals. Doubtless sour- have been overlooked and
alumnae contributors will be quick to add them, as
in \ recall some favorite classmate or gifted com-
rade in college whose name was unwittingly omitted
from the brave list.
As one glances through, even hastily, the growing
list, the variety of themes and scholarly considera-
tion bear fresh witness to the sound character
aimed at and the high standards taken, by the
daughters of Wellesley. To educate a daughter's
daughter entirely from the books of Wellesley girls,
would, to be sure, give her an imcomplete education,
but at the same moment a girl thus educated, would
not fail to be an intelligent and cultivated woman.
Louise Manning Hodgkins,
English Literature Department, 1 876-1 891.
WELLESLEY GIRLS IN PROSE AND VERSE.
"Where the eternal tides of being flow
And Love doth garner all that Hope doth grow."
— Mary Russell Bartlett, '79.
To The Old Year.
Auf wiedersehen. For we shall meet before
The throne of God. The drifting snows confuse
Thy footprints. Down the echoing wind I lose
Thy voice. So be it. We shall meet once more.
When from the grave of Time thou com'st again
To front my soul in judgment, witness bear
To error, failure, sin; but oh, my prayer,
My strife, forget thou not. Auf wiedersehen!
— Katharine Lee Bates, '80, The Independent.
There are women who make pets of their clothes,
as men make pets of horse or dog. They have just
time enough in life to dress themselves up. Looking
back over their years they can say "I have had
clothes." — Anna Robertson Brown Lindsay, '83,
in The Warriors.
"No man or woman has a living wage who has
no money to give away." — Ibid.
Two days beset my momory
And stir forgotten strains
Sadder than all the winter
Or dreary autumn rains.
Two days that in their sadness
1 lave still a long delighl ,
The day when green conies in the grass,
The daj \\ hen it is w hite.
— Martha Hale Shackford, '96.
True to its nature the nobility played with revo-
lutions as it had played with everything in France
from the beginning of time. It played with reform,
with suggestion-, to al andon its privileges, itsjtitles,
with the freedom of the newly born press, with the
prerogatives of the crown, with the tiers etat, with
life, liberty and happiness. — Carter Goodli e, '89,
in Calvert of Strathorc.
Good be thy night, dear heart:
Soft be thy sleep.
As the birds in the wood
Where the night-winds creep
When they lie at rest
On the warm earth's breast.
Una waked as yet
By the Spring's gay quest —
So be thy sleep, dear heart. .
— Florence E. Homer. '86.
He and She.
Slowly he walked along the street,
Not raising his eyes her eyes to meet.
"She is sitting and watching for me, I know,
And just for to-day I mean to show-
That I could live for a little while
Without the sunshine of her smile."
She sat at her window humming a scng,
And when she saw his face in the throng.
She dropped her eyes and turned her head
Smiling as to herself she said,
"He need not think I am ever here
Whenever I know that he is near.''
He passed, and all the long day through
From the early morn to the evening dew.
Each thought of the other and never knew,
That the morning slight that each had sent
Ne'er reached the one for whom it was meant.
— Eliza Fall Kendrick, '85.
The snow lies w r hite upon the wold,
And furze and bracken bent,
Are wrapped in limpled plait and told,
A fair habiliment.
Through pines that dim the moonlit glades
The soughing w r ind sweeps low ;
And shining clouds, like angel shades,
Float gently to and fro.
I hear the faint, sweet, distant chime
Of swinging bells, that toll
From hour to hour the lapse of time,
Or passing of a soul.
T II E W
i s LEY ( OLLEGE \ E W
Rapl chori tei . from door to door,
( horale i haunt in prai e,
< )i in i lie i li.iiM el' depi li adore
'I he ( In i-i , in i arolled la
Young ni'ii hers, i rooning lullabii
And hushing babe Lo leep,
Pray softly, while their happ;
W'A li lender love are deep.
For now i he I l<>l\ N ighl rel urns;
The wide world grows akin,
And more of pure affection learn-..
The ( " h rist ( hild enters in !
Dear Heavenly One whose advenl nears,
A weary pat li is I hine!
Gethsemane in coming years
Will prove Thy love divine.
And yet when Thou indeed art born,
No vast, sad prescience
Of contumely, grief and scorn,
Clouds Thy brighl innocence.
So may our hearts, that also wear
The chrismal dews of pain,
To-night in simple gladness share,
Noel's sweet joy again.
— Anna Robertson Brown, '83, Presbyterian Journal.
They are as pleased as a parcel of children when
you praise them. They perk and prink themselves
and ask strangers to compliment them on their
climate, theii hospitality and their pretty girls with
as much ingenuousness as a baby of six who invites
her friends to admire her new silk stockings. It is
delightful. I never saw a people confessedly a
society people so entirely free from ennui. Here
they are, throwing themselves into this preposterous
carnival make-believe, with the abandon of children.
You wouldn't find a Northern city capable of tossing
dignity to the winds and kicking up its civic and
social heels in this jolly fashion. It takes imagina-
tion to do this sort of thing, and that's what this
people has as a people. It is the Southern tempera-
ment, I suppose. — Florence Converse in Diana
In a world of so n any different kinds of love it
would be a pity to make a choice < f bate.- II id in
Where have they gone, the unremembered things,
The hours, the faces,
The trumpet-call, the wild boughs of white spring?
Would I might pluck you from forbidden spaces.
All ye, the vanished tenants of my places!
An od< ;
A up thai in' in
Look how thi
III' ould only call them
I h by hi- :
'I hat Violil
Yon i- 1 he bill
My feei have found the r< ad wb< n
Quick- Kui again the dark, darkni hame.
— Florence Wilkinson, '02. in thi '
Mk. I)i rant's Birthday— Febri \k\ l
Ah, pause a moment! Reverently
To one dear voice whos
Wherevei Waban's tranquil v
( )r Waban's violets
\\ here 'el 1 he CTOSS UpHI
On th*ese fair towers, thai thrillii g
Urging, in toner- unutterably tender,
The same, familiar words:
"Christ first, my children!'' O thi u -tarlike -pirit.
Gone with thy kindred >tar> to -hine and burn.
May we, who now thy love and life inherit.
Thy deepest lesson learn!
—Marion L. Pelton •
My beautiful life, with thy d< me of blue.
Thy wine of sunshine, thy calm of dew,
Thy biid-song thrilling the forest- thr. 8
Thy blush of morning and evening v; 1 ■ ■ \\ .
Thy joy of myriad lives that i;r<>\\ .
Of myriad blossoms that bud and blow —
My beautiful life, 1 love thee so !
Sing, sweet refrain.
In my heart again:
God i- love, i'0(\ i> love, by his gifts I know
t iod is love.
My desolate life, with thy sky of lead.
Thy wintry sunlight, thy bird song tied.
And only th\ snow -heaped graves of nrj
Yet, through thy darkness, a glorj ^:
And life is springing beneath thy snows.
And ever nearer the morning mews.
Sin;.;, deep refrain.
In my heart again:
God is love, Cod is love, in my grief I know.
( Jod is love.
— Helen Barrett Montgomeryi
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Bui now I know. Ami now that I know, I think
I must have known it all the time. I have always
been taught it. "GodisLove." " God so loved the
world that he gave I lis only begotten Son." It was
love thai made that night so beautiful: Mary's love,
the angels' love, bul most of all the love of God, the
love of Jesus ( hrist .
And ii is good to think that God so loved the
world, not just the rich people and the happy people
like us, but all the poor people and lonely people
and heart-broken people; yes, and the bad people,
too. I wonder if they all remember it this Christ-
mas Eve— that funny forlornity selling watches,
and those- two unchildlike children selling matches,
and. that poor old man with his white head bare in
i Ik- wintry wind — and the shivering old woman
<>\ er her hand-organ, and the whitefaced hunchback.
— Katharine Lee Bates, '80, in Rose and Thorn.
In The Xight.
The full moon lingered in the West;
The slow, still Night
Who seals our weary eyes for rest
With kisses light,
And brings a band of visions bright
For our delight, —
Too wondrous fair for waking lips to. tell —
Was holding earth enchanted by her spell.
The brood of cares, those crying things
That haunt the day
And blot the sunshine with their wings
Had rlown away;
And naught to lead our souls astray
If we would pray,
Or vex the tuneful silence of the air,
in the wide plain or wider heaven was there.
". Mong cloud-deer white, a Hitting crowd,
The Huntiess passed
With god-like motion, calm and proud,
And forth she cast
Her silver arrows, thick and fast,
Until at last,
Slam by keen light or vanquished by stern fear.
I turned me to my couch again
But slept no more;
The beauty of the sky and plain
That, o'er and o'er,
Sang to my heart, as sea to shore,
This burden bore,
"Earth's moonlight joys may wax and wane below;
But Heaven's all-glorious Sun no change can know."
— Josephine A. Cass, '80, in the Sunday Re-
At the Louvre.
Angel or Sorceress! breathe me where lies
Thy charm! O the dark wonder of thy face
Where beauty and malignity embrace!
The covert joy within the shadowed eyes,
The mirth upon the lips which knew no sighs,
The brow whereon life's conflicts left no trace,
The look inscrutable past time and space
Bespeak a soul which knew not sacrifice.
Faithless and heartless, Mona Lisa such
Thou wert, and he who loved thee doth confess
Thy guilty soul by his fine, artist touch —
His genius still unerring; yet not less
He loved thee madly though thou gav'st not much
Who gave of love all but. its happiness.
— A. Carter Goodloe, '89.
L. M. H.
THE ALUMNA TRUSTEES.
(In response to a request from the Editor, I am
sending the following brief notes concerning the
work of the Alumnae Trustees. — A. R. B. L.)
1. The Alumnae Trustees are the representatives
of the alumnae, elected by them,* and reporting to
them at the business meeting on Alumnae Day. At
present there are three Alumnae Trustees, — Mrs.
Norman F. Thompson, '80, Mrs. William A. Mont-
gomery, '84, and Mrs. Samuel McCune Lindsav,
It is the duty of the Alumnae Trustees to know, as
far as may be, the general feeling and attitude of
the alumnae in regard to matters of moment to the
college, and to see that the ideas and will of the
alumnae have adequate presentation and due con-
sideration in the Board of Trustees, in reference to
questions that arise for discussion and decision.
This is a very delicate and difficult task. The
alumnae live in all sections of the country, are in-
terested in widely differing phases of education,
have had a varied experience of college life, ranging
from 1875 to 191 1, and in the outer world are en-
Ihe troop had vanished, and lu-r path was clear. gaged in main- diverse pursuits. It is not possible
- [9i°y E pp F 9-i2 he meth ° d " f electing Alum "£e Trustees see the "Register of the Wellesley College Alumna? Association/'
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that the> should all think alike, bul il ia of • 1 * < - ut
most importance to know what thej do think,
thai the college may profil b> the insighl into life
i li;ii all these forms of experience have brought . and
may also discover thai the alumnae, though sogreal ly
scattered, are bound by the common bond "I the
college tie, and are still ardenl for her welfare.
Tin- most convenient way in which the al ae
can make their desires and opinions known to I he
Board oi Trustees is l>y sending clear statements in
the form of letters to the Alumnae Trustees, adding
also to what degree they believe their own state
ment lo represent the alumna', either oi their circle
of personal friends, or those of their community or
locality. By means of such letters the Alumnae
Trustees may become acquainted with the currents
of alumna- thought, and may better judge of their
extent and significance.
2. It is the duty of the Alumna; Trustees to at-
tend the meetings of the Board of Trustees — (there
are four stated meetings during the year, with an
additional adjourned meeting on Commencement
Day) — and to carry their share in any service to
which they may be assigned.
3. It has been asked: What is the relation of the
Alumnae Trustees to the college? — They have no
formal relation to the college different from that of
any other trustee. But from the fact that the
Alumnae Trustees are graduates of the college — and
this holds true as well of the trustees who are also
alumnae, — they can understand, to a special degree,
conditions as they actually exist in college, or have
in the past existed, and how certain decisions would
probably affect college life. It is therefore of the
greatest value for the Alumnae Trustees to be also
made acquainted, either by letters or personal in-
terviews, with the thoughts and preferences prevail-
ing in the college at the time of the meetings of the
Board. Such information makes it possible to re-
gard from many points of view the questions which
come up for decision, and also helps good under-
standing and the harmonization, so far as possible,
of the different ideas and interests presented.
One thing should be definitely explained, — that
it is seldom possible to bring a matter of any im-
portance before the Tiustees immediately upon its
presentation to an Alumnae Trustee, and it would
practically never be possible, except in some sudden
emergency, to obtain any action at this first meet-
ing. For many matters that would with perfect
propriety be suggested to an Alumna- Trustee would
first have to be considered by the President of the
college and the Academic Council; ami both such
matters and other things of an outside nature
would have to follow the regular course of introduc-
tion and action, and this course takes time.
It should also be borne in mind that in reporting
10 the Vlumiue \--<.< iatw 1 , little
ni'. 1. thai te I hat the meetii .
ed, uid the interest! oi the alumnae
4. Ili- the duf. ol the Alui
iii touch with the process of modem edi*
it- most progres merit-, in order
the spe< ial aspects ol education which
changing and developing Alma Mater in thr-r
relation to education ■>- a whole. This in i»««-lf in-
voke- a , considerable acquaintance with 1
institutions and affair-, also ion-tarn
sear< h, and pra< t i< al experii ■
In establishing the Alumna- Trustees it « is
sired to open a channel of din-' t and unemban
communication with the Board of Trustees. In
fulfilling the duties of an Alumna- Tru-r-
to know the de-ire- of the alumna- thoroughly, and
to represent them a- adequately >- lies within our
Anna Robertson Brown Linds
THE NEW INTERCOLLEGIATK BCRI M
Through the efforts of six college chr -
which was the New York Wellesley Club, an In-
tercollegiate Bureau of Occupation ha- been formed
in New York. It opened for business on
fourth, in Room 1504 of the Arena Building. 3?i
West 32d street. New York City. The following
clipping, taken from the "Boston Transcript."
states the plan and the purpose of this new enter-
prise for college women. It is interesting to note
that Miss Muriel E. Wind ram, formerly ol
is office secretary of the new venture, that Alice
Ames, '06, is one of the directors and assistan -
tary, also representing the Bureau in the New York
Wellesley Club, and that Charlotte Allen Farns-
worth, '87 -'90, is vice-president oi the Bureau and
a member of two committees, the Finance and the
"The Intercollegiate Bureau of Occupations,
which is really a son oi employment g
graduates, opened for business yesterday in New
York with a registration oi about sixt\ would-be
social secretaries, laboratory assistants, office mana-
gers, editors, translators, social workers, lecturers,
travelling companions and lieutenants ol industry.
Miss Frances Cummings, the manager, admitted
that there wasn't a "help wanted" application
file to correspond to each girl's registration paper-,
but she pointed out that on the other hand rhe
bureau had posts to till for which no one had > et ap-
" 'Two persons have asked for women capable
managing small farms.' she said. ' but so tar we have
not found anyone with the requisite training-
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
"The realty distinctive feature of the bureau is
its advisory board, cohiposed mostly oi presidents
of women's colleges. Virginia C. Gildersleeve of
Barnard heads the list, and among htT associates
arc M. Carey Thomas, president of Bryn Mawr,
James Mnnroe Taylor, president of Yassar; Ellen
Fitz Pendleton, president of Wellesley; Marion
LeRo) Burton, president of Smith; Mdry Coes, dean
of Radcliffe, and Gertrude S. Martin, adviser of
women in Cornell. The New York alumnae organi-
zation of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Mount
I Iolyokc, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley is
responsible for the financial end of the enterprise,
and the board of twenty-two directors has been
chosen from among the graduates of these insti-
*' 'The bureau was founded,' Miss Cummings
explained, 'to supply what many of the alumnae
of the various colleges felt to be almost a desperate
need. There are, of course, many excellent teachers'
agencies in New York and other large cities, but
there has been heretofore no agency which made
a business of putting college women in touch with
the numerous avenues for work which are constant-
'' ' Our bureau hopes to meet the needs of girls in
two ways — first, by helping them to secure places
for which they feel they are adapted and which will
bring out any special talent they may possess, and
second, by placing at their disposal a mass of classi-
fied information regarding the lines of employment
opened to women, the qualities and preparation
needed for each, as well as the special inducements,
financial and otherwise, which are offered. We hope
within a' few months to have a special department
with a staff of trained workers to take over the task
of a thoroughly scientific investigation of the better
paid grade of women's occupations.'
"The bureau' is not by an}' means a philanthropic
affair, except in spirit. It is to be managed on a
purely business basis and the directors expect it to
become self-supporting almost immediately. Every
applicant for a place is required to pay a registra-
tion fee of Si, which keeps her name on the books
for a \ear. The charge for securing a permanent
post is three per cent, of the first year's salary, pay-
able ten weeks after the engagement begins, and the
charge for a temporary place lasting ten weeks or
less is six per cent, of the total salary received, pay-
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able when the engagement terminates. No fee is
charged to employers.
"It is not absolutely necessary for an applicant
to hold a bachelor's degree, provided she can be con-
scientiously described as a person of 'culture,
refinement a»d education,' but the bureau aims to
deal almost exclusively with places that can be
filled only by college graduates. As for the ques-
tions which aspirants for 'broader fields' must
answer, the list includes details regarding age, nation-
ality, religion, health, social affiliations, education
and amount of salary and accomplishments on the
side. There are thirty-three questions in all and the
last of these calls for ' general remarks as to educa-
tional training, special studies, extended travels, or
other information that would aid us in securing a
position for you.'
"Making Both Ends MEET,"by Sue Ainsley
Clark, 1903, and Edith Wyatt. The Macmillan
Company, New York. Price SI. 50 net.
Very quietly, very explicitly these authors present
the actual facts in the lives of girls whose terrible
struggles for a livelihood are full of grimmest heroism.
There is no sentimental appeal in the volume, it is
a scientific statement of conditions observed by the
I II l. W ELL ES LEY COLLEGE N E V.
author- and by ol her im i loughl
informal ion regarding the income and the outlaj
of New York working girls. The various chapter
deal wit 1) the pecuniar) problem ol jaleswomen,
factory workers, i loak mak( r , and laundry workers,
giving careful details of individual ca es, I" the
lasi chapter is a plea for joientifii management as
applied to women's work, a plea whieh is I >.!-<•' 1 upon
convincing argument s.
For the avowed social worker and economist the
book will have immediate and lasting valui
that service this is uot the place to speak. Forthe
casual reader, the college student or the woman of
the leisure classes, the volume has a special message,
no! by any means new, but more forcibly expressed
than some of the older studies. Here is a vivid in-
troduction to those commonplaces of social investi
nation which every thoughtful, self-respecting wom-
an ought to know. Because the manner of presen-
tation is calm, dispassionate, and definite, the sub-
stance of the book gains great impressiveness. A
caustic brevity in the recital of the life history of
certain girls heightens the tragic significance of even-
word. Even the initiated must be roused afresh by
the cumulative effect of these little biographies, so
tersely, so completely accurate.
To illustrate the method of the authors the follow-
ing paragraph may serve: It is the account of a
girl earning six dollars a week in a neckwear factory,
in which she worked always nine hours a day, some-
times eleven hours.
"She spent nothing for pleasure. She could send
nothing to her family. In the course of two years
and a half she had bought one hat for three dollars
and a suit for twelve dollars. She went to night
school, but was generally so weary that she could
learn really nothing. She did her own washing,
and for three dollars a month she rented a sleeping
space in the kitchen of a squalid, crowded East Side
tenement. It was the living-room of her poverty-
stricken landlady's family; and she had to wait
until they all left it, s >metimes late at night, before
she dragged her bed out of an obscure corner and
flung it on the floor for her long-desired sleep. Sup-
per with her landlady cost her twenty cents a night.
Sadie's breakfasts and dinners depended absolutely
upon her income and her other expenses. As in the
weeks when she was earning three dollars she had
only ninety cents for fourteen meals a week and her
clothing, and in the weeks when she earned two dol-
lars and fifty cents, only forty cents a week for
fourteen meals and her clothing, her depleted health
is easily understood."
It is by such work as Mrs. Clark and Mrs. YVyatt
have done, by patient individual search and inspec-
tion, that our economic problems will be solved.
But no one can escape the burden of being responsi-
• the condi
part in th - living
' onditions, for i
enfor< eraent ol ir |< ;„.
sensibility," but of actual partnership in th.
-ion-, inju tio md
girl. "Making Both I
bolii title. M \r i h \ II u-i
[esi -. The M \-
J. sl.e k. V ... York National B
Elvira J. 51a k, an instrui tor in E
Adelphi Academy, has prepared an admir.il. I. ■ l*,ok.
not only for the -indent- from high scho
preparatory - hook for whom the 1» »>k w
ly designed, but als i for the use of Sun
teacher- and other adult- wh
Man Jesus, live.
To fail to see Jesus in hi- bumanit)
one of the greatest I ight. On
the visions of the actual Man walkii _ dilean
hills and by the sea, or through the crow
ol a great city, and his reality is forever ui
tioned." "One who teaches needs but
them (younger students how to take our Lord out
from the pages of a 1> tok and to make him li .
fore them: not Jesus, a mule of living, but a young
leader of thirty years of age with unstained heart:
Jesus, a comrade with whom to tramp the < .alilcan
hills or follow as he ministers to the common brother-
hood of Jerusalem; Jesus t'hrist. the supreme n<
all hearts, then and now. The parables thu- become
this earth's wheat fields and vineyards a- symbok
of God's plan, and the miracles become the ...
tnent God's love makes to our human n<
of all, Jesus Christ himself becomes a personal friend
who calls out the deepest loyalty and devotion."
To make Jesus real is the aim ^i the book. The
entire environment t>i Jesus, as well a- the social,
political and religious conditions ^i the world at the
time >>( Christ, .ire brought out in a most graphic
manner. Mi-- "-lack has not dealt with the Man of
Galilee in any perfunctory way. It is. ind«
pleasure to pick up such a book m\<.\ find it to re-
written 1>\ a\\ expert who loves her subject. Her
academic training, her experience as a teacher, her
wide knowledge oi English literature, her intimate
acquaintance with the four gospels, all re-enl
her wonderfully tender and vivid interpretati
the Man Jesus.
The arrangement of the book is oftei
rather than chronological in order to avoid certain
debatable points. It would seem, however, that
no confusion could arise from this arrangement,
since the synopsis of lessons and the outlines oi the
individual lessons ate clear, logical and schoUHv
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
We welcome the scholarly note so evident through-
out this little volume, for, oddly enough, the majority
of books prepared for the enlightenment of the
youthful mind concerning Jesus and the, gospels are
arranged after a "hit or miss" plan that more often
misses than hits. The life of Jesus is divided into
I welve studies, entitled :
Study I. The Four Biographers of Jesus.
Sunly 11. The Country Jesus Loved.
Study HI. The Child of Galilee.
Study IV. The Man of Galilee.
St iidv V. Jesus' Opening Message.
Study VI. Events in the Early Galilean Minis-
Study VII. The Kingdom of Service.
Study VIII. The Widening Doors of the King-
Study IX. The Light of the World.
Study X. The Days of His Shepherding.
Study XI. On the Road Toward Jerusalem.
Study XII. The Upper Room.
A list of reference books, a list of forty-seven
supplementary pictures, selections from the world's
best literature and hymns and a map of Palestine
in the time of Christ are given as aids to the under-
standing of the Biblical text. It would be a fasci-
nating course for the average "grown up" to follow
the book from beginning to end, but to the older
child, the book must be a veritable storehouse of
delight. "There is much in Jesus' life that makes
striking appeal to younger students," and surely
no one understands this appeal better than Miss
Slack. We close the book feeling as if we had been
walking and talking with Jesus, the Man of Galilee.
We hear again with eager interest the ringing com-
mand, "Go thou, and do likewise." With grateful
hearts we thank this wise woman who has recog-
nized the need of taking Jesus from the realm of ab-
stractions to make him a vital personality, a living
force, a loving friend and the perfect pattern to our
children's plastic minds. May all, who have the
guidance of children in their hands, have the good
fortune to meet with this inspiring and illuminating
Gertrude Wilson Powell. '05.
According to request, the editor has been re-
joiced to grant a Free Press column which is to be
christened "The Outlet," when someone will
kindly send a contribution which shall bring about
that happy event. W T e know that there are many
alumna; who have opinions to set forth on college or
alumnae matters, who have numerous criticisms to
make on the new College Magazine News. Will
not these speak out? Will noc those who requested a
place wherein they could freely give utterance to
their pleasure or regret over existing conditions in
the alumnae world, and where helpful and valuable
suggestions could be made, remember that a worthy
receptacle exists and awaits eagerly its first posses-
sion. It is earnestly desired to start the New Year,
the January number of the Magazine, with some
sincere and genuine outpourings from the alumna;
T II K W h I. I. KS LI. Y COLL EG E N E
NEWS OF THE WEEK
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1911.
THE MODERN PROPHET
OK YKM \ T
Lecture by Miss Ethel Buckton, Given No-
vember 25, in the Faculty Parlor.
By way of introduction Miss Buckton reminded
us that the great world events of the present day
should be as familiar to us as the history of the
past. The sooner each part of the world is fully
conscious of all that is affecting the other parts, the
sooner all men will think and feel and strive together
for the same goal, and the sooner will world peace
be no longer an ideal, but a real fact. It is this
world peace and sense of brotherhood which is the
ideal of the Modern Prophet of Mount Carmel
and his followers.
In 1844, in a far-away city of Persia, there arose
a young man gifted with insight and deep spiritual
consciousness, who declared to the Mohammedan
priests that they were not interpreting the Koran
rightly; that they had in reality helped to overlay
the real teachings of Mohammed with meanings
which he never had in mind. He declared, more-
over, that the time of world peace was at hand, that
all peoples would soon find that underneath seeming
religious differences, the heart of all their beliefs
was the same, and that for the good of every country
the women should be considered equal with the
Of course, the orthodox people of his time hated
him cordially. But there were some to whom his
teaching appealed and who took up the cause with
eagerness. One beautiful and gifted woman wrote
and lectured and taught, much to the fury of her
husband, who turned her out of house and home
and forced her to wander about alone. Such a con-
dition meant much to a woman of a country where
an unmarried and unprotected woman is unheard of.
After a time she was caught and killed in the streets
of the city, because she persisted in following the
teachings of the Bab. After six years of preaching,
the Bab himself was cruelly killed and his young
secretary with him. Before the Bab died he prophe-
sied that a prophet was to come after him, for whom
his followers must watch. In a few years, a young
nobleman, the son of a prince, took up the cause
of peace and taught, as the Bab had done, that the
same God was the God of all peoples and that every
religion contained some truth sent to the hearts
of men by God.
Like the Bab, h<
sen! into exile. \i't<r two in th«-
mountains, he became convinced that •
prophet of whom the Bab had -,p<»k< -1
while he was freed, only to be exiled tg til
1 hi-, time With a following of - milies who
went willingly to exile with him. The;.
by the Sultan of Turkey to Adrianople.
stayed for five years. WhiL
wrote letters to n any of the Powi
including the Pope ol Ron • ind I
England, beseeching them to exerl their great in-
fluence in bringing about peace among
and a true sense of brotherhood an
Always he insisted the s| nit of th<
in every religion, however beliefs
He also suggested that there I e an inl
courl of arbitration, to prevent wars and fast
Soon he was exiled from Adrianople I
Carmel, where he was imprisoned for forty
At this time he took the name Baha, •
God, which has given the name to the whole I
ment which he represents. Now the pris
were allowed to reach the outside world, and through
them main people of all nations and tongues and
beliefs joined the Baha movement. VI tl
the East are Baha societies and meetings, even in
the worst cities, and everywhere is visible the
and genuine love which binds together the met
whether the\ be Buddists or Christians, M
dans or Zoroastrians.
In r8o.a Bahoula, the great leader, died an
son Abdul Baha. or Servant of i'»^\. took hi- ;
Although at first imprisoned, he was freed under the
new constitution of Turkey, and started immediate-
ly to travel from one count r\ to anoth<
and preaching the message which the ;
had first enunciated. A short time ago Abdul Baha
was in London, where for days people ol all
and stations, among them R. J, Campbell and
Archdeacon Wilberforce, came to talk with him.
Of course all conversation was by means ol inter-
preters, bin Abdul Baha never failed to satis
questioners and to convince them of the purir
nobility of his cause. He even preachi
people of London from the pulpit of
churches, t lie [emple and St. John's. Westmins
His message is to no particular people or sect, but
to all men, calling upon them to believe the Father-
hood of one God and the Brotherhood of :: '
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
Editor-in-Chief, Muriel Bacheler, 1912
Associate Editor, Cathrene H. Peebles, 191 2
Margaret Law, 1012 Marjorie Sherman, 1912
Helen Logan, 1913 Sarah Parker, 1913
Carol Prentice, 1913 Kathlene Burnett, 1913
Business Manager, Frances Gray, 1912
Associate Business Manager, Josephine Guion, 1913
Assistant Business Manager, Ellen Howard, 1914
Subscription Editor, Dorothy Blodgett, 1912
Alumna Editor, Bertha March, 189s
Advertising Business Manager, Bertha M. Beckford,
The Wellesley College News is published weekly from
October to July, by a board of editors chosen from the student
All literary contributions may be sent to Miss Muriel Bach-
eler, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
All items of college interest will be received by Miss Cath-
rene H. Peebles, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
All Alumna; News should be sent to Miss Bertha March,
394 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Mass.
All business communications should be sent to Miss Frances
Gray, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Subscriptions should be sent to Miss Dorothy Blodgett,
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Terms, $1.50 for residents and non-residents; single copies,
Our Lady Poverty.
"To earn more, learn moie" — "The prevalent
fear of poverty among the educated classes is the
worst moral disease from which our civilization
The former of these quotations is neatly em-
blazoned upon the walls of a preparatory school in
one of the richest suburbs of Boston; the latter
belongs to Professor William James. Taken to-
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ideals of life and education. The foimer recom-
mends itself by its very smugness and brevity;
by its eminent respectability and obvious sense and
comfort. The other — but the other claims the first
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frankly more self-respecting. Any fear is weakness
and disease; do we fear poverty? If we do, if we
despise the hardness and difficulty of poverty, if
the woild of things is so much with us that the
more "athletic trim" of poverty, the moral fighting
shape, is beyond our knowledge and sympathy;
if an artistic house and modish clothes seem to us
greater desiderata than the ability to live deeply,
heroically, with a fine, fierce disregard of comfort or
ease or even safety, then it may be a matter of
deep humiliation to us that our years here of at-
tempts at reality have been so superficially wasted
and hollow. If we do not fear it — and the pre-
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fibre to do so — then it is surely a challenging thing,
this weak, wasting fear that is in the world about
us. People do pay their way with what they have
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rather than what they are; too much in secondary
schools material good is held up as the great aim <>f
work; men are literally scared al the thought of
material ugliness and hardship; in all the greal and
good movement toward universal peace, is the dan-
ger of effeminacy and loss of fighting courage.
Courage and poverty! They are almost synonymous.
At least, they aie capable of being watchwords of a
more earnest simplicity, a truer democracy and
idealism in this college of ours than have been in it
This is our Christmas number — a Christmas
number without any tree or Chiistmas stockings!
A Christmas number that has to be announced,
that does not proclaim itself by its very air of gaiety
and peacef ulness ! But it is the best we could do —
and if you could see the vast amount of happiness
and Christmas good- will that is really in this maga-
zine, you would be amazed. Happiness in the sea-
son which comes, year in, year out, but which can
never become a trite subject for happiness; happi-
ness in the fact that we are soon to be, for a little
while, a part of the great working, common world,
no longer set apart; happiness too, that this great
friendly college will soon be welcoming us again to
harder work and brisker living than before — it took
all these happinesses to make up our Christmas
number. As for the good-will that is in it, that seems
to be directed toward all people who make up
this Christmas world of ours, preposterous as
that may sound, but especially, towards you, readers
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The first few minutes were -penr in getting
acquainted with the ( ierman even. --day vocabulary,
and were the occasion of some anxiety to a few, but
much enjoyment to all. The company then -
themselves about the open fire, and tested the
merits of frankfort* r-. potato salad, pumpernickel
sandwiches, pickles and coffee, served by Lili Zim-
mermann and her committee, apologizing I
pensing with that essential to German gatlv
the long table. Dorothy Summy, the president,
gave an eager welcome to the members new and old ;
and the program continued with a dissertation •
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At the second meeting, in Agora House, Novem-
ber 20, the guests were entertained by Fraulein
Scholl of the German Department. Fraulein Scholl
told of the struggle of German women to gain ad-
mission to the universities, their efforts to satisfy
the hunger for study from the store of intellectual
riches about them. Old as are the civilization and
culture of Germany, the ideal of the German Haus-
frau and Mutter der Kinder is as old and quite
definite, and very beautiful. To change their scene
to the universities these women have gone through
a long period of determined and courageous effort,
against obstacles of unyielding ungraciousness,
skepticism, antagonism even. Our recital had the
liveliness of personal reminiscence. Miss Moffatt,
Dr. Roberts, Miss Cook and Miss Hastings helped
the discussion, and Gertrude Cate, 1907, came back
to visit. Marietta Brady and her committee served
Kaffee and Kaffee Kuchen, and the evening was
ended with more singing.
STUDENT BUILDING FAIR.
At last the much-advertised Student Building
Fair came off! Monday afternoon found the^ hard-
working committee tired, but ready for the crowds
that flocked to the Barn from two till nine. Not
even at first Barnswallows has the Barn been much
more closely packed with people than at the great
The Sophomores had left their prom, decorations,
so that the barn looked very well. Down the center
and along the sides long tables were ranged and
covered with sheets, where the various articles from
jelly to pictures were displayed. But before being
allowed to gaze and choose any of the attractive
sales, the eager purchaser was stopped and made to
pay ten cents' admission. On the left was the grab-
bag, then the ten-cent table, then the General Aid
tables, under the superintendence of Ruth Curtis,
helped by Katharine Duffield and Elsa Locker at
the Japanese table. All the eatables were on the
stage, cakes, candy, ice-cream and orangeade,
served by Eleanor Pilsbury and her committee.
Among the tables of fancy work and pictures was
the table of the heads of houses, where Miss Snow
offered hand lotion, and Miss Gibbons, Miss Rust,
Miss Lyman and the others sold attractive things.
There Esther Balderston, dressed as a colonial dame,
presided over a pretty dressing-table where " My
Lady's Toilette" was compressed into dainty books.
A waiting line outside a booth at the left of the Barn
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gently and promptly. Moreover, we will deliver pur-
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England free. All purchases, no matter how small the
amount, delivered free to Wellesley.
Jordan Marsh Company
was continually added to, for Barbara Hahn, as a
wonderful gipsy, was telling fortunes in a small
brightly-lighted booth. Last, but not least, was the
shoe-blacking chair where a fine polish was put on
Altogether the fair was a splendid success, where
both the Student Building fund and Christmas
shoppers were benefited. Great praise is due to
Edna Swope and her committee, and we all can feel
proud that in the neighborhood of seven hundred
dollars has been cleared.
"Oh wad some power the giftie gie us
To see ourselves as others see us!"
A recent guest of the college criticized our care-
lessness about windows and our borrowing habit.
First, we are careless, not only in our use of the
window-sills as pantries, but in leaving the shades
up at night. From the lake, College Hall windows,
all brightly lit up, attract attention from many
people. From the village streets more can be seen
going on in our rooms than we realize. This is a
matter reflecting on our college.
Secondly, our borrowing habit was also con-
demned. The onlv girl on your floor who owns a
convenience like a hammer, seldom finds it <>n her
own shelf. Borrowing in itself is had enough, but
delay in returning the borrowed article is inex-
cusable. We seem unable to distinguish between
"mine" and "thine." This is "ourselves .1- "triers
In a recent Free Press article, attention is called
to the irreverent attitude of certain nu-ml
1915 toward academic work. Are not these "cer-
tain members" in a very small minority? and will
not the other members feel a little hurt at Ining in-
cluded in the general exhortation to more serious-
ness? This is a plea for a little more sympathy, .1
little mote consideration, in the matter of JU C g
our sisters new 1\ come among us. Who oi us l<v>ks
back on the first month oi college work as truly ex-
pressive of our ideals? Did we take a truly scholarly
interest in math, and some other things which
not maticrs of choice, but of necessity? And
we truly infused with the Wellesley spirit, whicl
finds joy in doing things well, whether it be I
or play, and in making the most of every pn
minute? Most of us were not. It has been a thing
of gradual growth, of assimilation, as we adapted
ourselves to the life here, and realized the g
spirit of earnestness that is in this college of ours.
1915 certainly will prove true, and worthy of Alma
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Mater, in due time. But meanwhile let us not
judge too hastilv. '9M-
Surely some of us questioned Dr. Fitch's recent
statement that this college is a "place of leisure."
In as far as our work here is not strictly the world's
work, he was right. But he was also far more
right from our own usual point of view than we
would conceive offhand. Here is a proposition that
will amaze many of us.
Let us allow a six-hour day, and then subtract
time for sleeping, eating, walking, chapel, classes
and class preparation (two hours for each lesson).
Generous allowances leave us twenty-four hours
out of a six-day week. Compute your own "free"
time and be convinced that three hours a day is
a fairly general estimate. The other twenty-one
hours are mostly beyond our immediate control,
but these three are even' day "to make or to mar."
In the face of these facts, what account can we give
of our leisure? M. Elizabeth Case, 191 4.
Thursday, December 7, at 8 P.M., in College Hall
Chapel, a lecture by Professor Chapin on
"Attic Grave Reliefs," at the invitation of the
Saturday, December Q ; afternoon and evening,
Phi Sigma Masque.
Sunday, December 10, at 11 A.M., service in Hough-
ton Memorial Chapel. Sermon by President
John M. Thomas of Middlebury College.
At 7 P.M., in the chapel, vespers. Special
Monday, December 11, in the evening, Phi Sigma
Masque. At 8.00 P.M., lecture by Arthur
H. Pierce on "Aversions," before the Philos-
ophy Club. Meetings of the Department
Thursday, December 14, at 12.30 P.M., Christmas
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Dr. Gunther Jacoby, German philosopher and
student of aesthetics, visited Wellesley on Novem-
ber 28 and 29. He lectured before the class in
Course 9 of the Department of Philosophy on a
German Pragmatist, Vaihinger, at 0.55 in the
morning of the twenty-eight. The same afternoon
and the following morning he lectured to the
Faust class on Herder and Goethe, and in the
evening of the twenty-eighth he lectured to the
German department at large on Current Thoughl
Dr. Jacoby has just edited a book on Herder
in Goethe's Faust, which is onrj a side issue in a
special study he is making of Herder. He is visit-
ing America for the purpose of studying American
Pragmatism, an undertaking endorsed tvj the
German Ministry of Education.
Dr. Mary W. Calkins has been elected honorary
member of the class of [912.
The Sophomores burned their mathematics book-
on Friday evening, December t.
On Monday evening, December 11. Professor
Arthur H. Pierce of Smith College will lecture
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before the Philosophy Club and its guests on
"Aversions." Dr. Pierce is well known, not onrj
as editor of the "Psychological Bulletin," but
as one who writes with knowledge, with good
sense and with lucidity on topics of abnormal
On Thursday afternoon, December 7, at 1.30,
Professor James H. Tufts of the University of
Chicago will lecture before Course 10 in Philoso-
phy on "The Growing Ideal of Justice." Mem-
bers of the Faculty, of the Philosophy Club, and
of the Social Study Circle, so far as their appoint-
ments permit, are invited to attend. The place
ofc the lecture will be posted on the Philosophy
I 'lease help us get the correct addresses of these
former students of Wellesley! Mail sent to the last
addresses which the college has for them is "re-
turned unclaimed." We shall be very grateful for
any information, no matter how fragmentary, either
as to where they may be reached or as to who may
be able to tell us about them.
Address The Wellesley College Record, Welles-
3. Abbot, Emma Southwick; 1882-3.
17. Abbot, Rebecca Elizabeth; entered '75,
B.A. '83. (Mrs. James F. Chase.)
36. Adams, Annie M.; '81.
Adams, Mabel Florence; 1895-7.
Allen, Mary A.; 1892-3.
Allen, Mary Waters; 1893-5.
Ailing, Mary Rosalie; '77.
Allison, Clara Belle; 1884-86.
Anderson, Justina (Jessie)
183. Aniba, Maude E.; 1900-1901.
194- Armstrong, Elvia; 1894-95.
207. Arvine, Marion Ross; 1889-90.
210b. Ashley, Ruth E.; 1890-91; 189
218. Attwood, Jennie; 1876.
238. Ayer, Flora Hepsibah; 1889-90.
291. Baker, Elizabeth; 1886-88.
300. Baker, Mary Emma; 1885-86.
304. Baker, Mary Josephine; 1901-02.
324. Baldwin, Jane Barre; 1884-85.
329. Baldwin, May Alice; 1894-96.
355. Banks, Cora Alma; 1881-82.
361. Barber, Daisy Lena; 1891-92.
392. Barnard, Clara Gertrude; 1887-88; 1888-89.
398. Barnes, Emily Clarence; 1887-88.
399. Barnes, Emma Louise; 1889-90.
403. Barnes, Jessie Lee; 1894-95.
413. Barrett, Bessie Anne; 1891-92.
415. Barrett, Lizzie Etta; 1883-85.
418. Barrick, Ella; 1887-88.
504. Bean, Annie E.; 1883-85.
535. Beemer, Alma Genevieve; 1900-03.
537. Behrens, Helen Eckstein; 1901-04.
578. Bergman, Edith B.; 1900-01.
585. Berry, Jessie W. ; 1904-05.
590. Berst, Ruth Sampson; 1902-06.
(Mrs. Carl E. Hine.)
615. Bingham, Elizabeth H.; 1904-06.
652. Blair, Millicent F. ; 1893-94.
705. Bogart, Phoebe M.; 1898-1902.
(Mrs. Rufus Van Voast.)
712. Bohn, Caroline E.; 1883-84.
717. Bond, Corella May; 1892-93.
719. Bone, Julia Ann; 1877. (Mrs. Henry Rice.)
721. Bonney, Emma Catherine; 1884-86.
751. Bowen, Eva May; 1893-94.
752. Bowen, Jane; 1895-96.
772. Boylan, Evelyn; 1892-93.
786. Brackett, Annie S.; 1875-76.
860. Briscoe, Bessie; 1879.
887. Brooks, Florence Howard, 1891-93.
890. Brooks, Helen Augusta; 1890-91.
909. Brown, Alice Wallace; 1883-84.
947. Brown, Jessie Crighton; 1897-98.
955a. Brown, Mrs. Mary Kennedy; 1890-91.
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CI RRENT Tlioi GHT IN (;kk\1 W»
i, i(i ure by Dr. Ja< obj
i )n i lir evening ol November -'«, 1911, in College
Hall Chapel, Di. Gunther Jacob) lectured to the
members ol the German and Philosophy Depan
1111 111 mi ( 1 1 r 1 « - 1 1 1 Though) in I .iTin.iir. . I h(
nl. 1. of 1 In- led ure, in brief, was .1- follow
"Philosophy is more susceptible than mosl <>i
1 he "i her moral and nal ural -< ieni es to 1 he so-
called spirit nl 1 In- age." In Germany where ii
"is represented by single thinkers who are per-
sonally of a very different age," when the body of
philosophers is made up ol men, some sixty or
seventy years old, who acquired their mental at-
titude beteeen i860 and 1875, others only twenty
or thirty years old, whose mental attitude is the
very latest, there is no homogeneous movement,
"l>ut rather a heterogeneous mixture of thoughts
based on the spirits of very different ages." The
purpose of the lecture is to give an "outline ol
these thoughts as far as they const itute t he present
( jernian philosophy."
At the end of the nineteenth and the beginning
of the twentieth century Kant was the leading
power in German philosophy. "The philosophy
of Kant then meant an alliance between a noble
idealistic philosophy on the one hand and natural
science and mathematics on the other," the last
two enjoying much the same deference as was
paid to Kant. But this devotion to Kantianism
was a survival of the spirit of the age between
i860 and 1880, however, and the rising generation
has turned away from it rather nunc towards tin-
philosophy of the German Romantics Fichte,
Schelling and Hegel; or toward independent
Originating with Neo-Kantianism "after the
breakdown of Hegelism and the struggle about
materialism," we have Positivism. The difference
between the two lies in the fact that while "Kan-
tianism was rather the philosophy of former theo-
logians and philologists who wished to join natural
science, Positivism was rather the philosophy ol
tin.' naturalists themsehes."
Metaphysics, however, began to slip into phi-
losophy in the epistomological foundation ol psy-
chology in the problem with regard to the relation
between body and mind, and prevented the Positiv-
ists from turning philosophy into a natural science.
Thinkers of the latter pari of the nineteenth cen-
tury "started with a seemingly positivistic and
scientific attitude, but ended in a rather phantastic
metaphysics. The confidence with which German
\\ 1 I tana hauung i..i ha<
rule of n.it ural
Bef inning in 1904 or 19 5
den ' hange I he blind admit
' and in it - pla< e we fim
I- ii hie. S< h tiling and Hej
nai ural -' ieni es has given :aim»
of metaph) -i> s. I In- n . ival in phi
1 1 St umpf contends,
Kantian and positivistii methods, bul mething
essentially different, and even ••!•!
The change is 1 Ii arh seen in the attitude <>i th»-
leaders of the new movement, Rud > and
Heinrich Rickert. "The great catch-
Rudolf Eucken i- the autonomy of spiritual lift-
oxer against it- bodil) conditions
tends that mental activity i- not t
a mere appendix to tin- lower biological f
life, but inversely, the lower biological type of life
a- an appendix to the spiritual life.
In thus placing the higher valuation upon the
spiritual life, he aim- a blow.n phi! unded
on a naturalistic basis.
The new movement ha- another champion in a
new philosophical review call - In it
no contribution- from scientists are public
The name of the publication indicat
high valuation of reason.
sense and significance to the life of culture, the
mere facts of which are to be investigated by the
technical science-." J worth)
name i> possible without belief in tl
The new movement makes it-elf felt I
the spirit o\ the ace. A revival of Roman!
i- everywhere evident and Neo-F
almost as common a term I
ianism was twenty years ..
There remains still, however, a
natural sciences. Hut it i> felt that "':
mathematics, nor natural science, nor
w ill ever help one develop one's individual bun
and to create out of one's self a new and highei t> pe
In conclusion: of the three types sophy
now prevalent in German) \ Kantianism,
Positivism and Neo- Romanticism, the firs
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about to die. This is due- to a desite for "an en-
largement of mental habits" on the part of the
modern students^ and to the more thorough in-
vestigation of Kant's doctrine itself. The other
two remain as leading powers. Positivism .will
not die out readily, for it is founded on facts; but
it will remain as a foundation of scientific and
philosophic research and not as a philosophy itself.
Positivism and the present-day idealistic attitude
are related to each other as basis and goal. You
cannot reach the goal without a basis of facts, but
on the other hand out of the mere basis you cannot
raise a philosophy if you do not know the goal.
The mistake Positivism made was to have over-
looked that the goal of philosophy is not necessa-
rily the same goal as that of science, and hence
that a true philosophy will be attained scarcely,
if it is treated by methods originally used for the
purpose of natural science." The search for a new
method in philosophy is the main problem of the
LECTURE BY MRS. MARGARET WOODS.
In College Hall Chapel, Monday night, Novem-
ber 27, Mrs. Margaret Woods gave an exceedingly
interesting and entertaining lecture on "Oxford
University," in which she showed us the continuity
of the university from the fourteenth century to the
present day. She was thoroughly acquainted with
her subject, since she has lived for many years in the
atmosphere of the university. Her lecture consisted
mainly of amusing anecdotes of the past and present
( )xford life, which made it clear that the same spirit
of fun and college loyalty animates the students
of Oxford as the students of Wellesley or Yale.
She told us that though Oxford of the present
might seem to students of the past to be spoiled
and robbed of some of the charm of its earlier days,
it is still the same old Oxford — the students nowa-
days are partly consciously and partly uncon-
sciously perpetuating the ancient customs which
originated in the thirteenth and fourteenth cen-
As she showed us the pictures of Oxford streets
and buildings, Mrs. Woods told stories about them
which aroused the interest of all who had not
visited that greatest of universities, and delighted
those who had. The undergraduates of to-day,
who, from the picture, seemed very like our own
college boys, arc required to wear their academic
gowns to all appointments, and on the streets after
nine o'clock at night. These gowns, usually thrown
in a careless fashion around the neck, remind one
of the early days when the gowns indicated that
the students belonged to a religious institution of
learning. The hood, now become an ornament, was
then used for protection from the cold.
In the old days the students used to organize
for the purpose of fighting among themselves and
also with the townsmen. Even to-day, when any
great event takes place, such as a visit of royalty
to Oxford, hands of city men gather in the street
to attack any undergraduates they can find. Fre-
quently the undergraduates sally forth with just
such an encounter in mind, no more loth to fight
than their predecessors who established the custom.
One of the slides represented the tower of the
library of Merton College, which is to-day much
as it was in the middle ages. Students of that time-
had to study from books chained to the tables.
Roger Bacon's works, instead of being chained,
were nailed down so that none of the students
should harm their souls by reading them. Some of
the chained books are there to-day.
There seem to ha*ve been only a few laws, and
those lax, w r hich governed the students of the mid-
dle ages. But there were proctors, something half-
way between policemen and professors, whose duty
it was to patrol the streets at night with clubs and
make the students go to bed at nine o'clock. Drink-
ing was a common occurrence, and even murder
was occasionally committed. As a final punish-
ment, students were sometimes excommunicated,
but as they then wandered about plaguing the peo-
ple of the countryside, excommunication was not
in favor with the neighbors of the university.
Presently, however, grew up the governmental
system based on the authority of graduates over
undergraduates, which holds to this day.
Every year at dawn, on the first of May, the
authoricies of Magdalen College and the boys of
the choir gather on the top of the beautiful tower
of the college and greet the rising of the sun with a
song. After the song the bells peal out their salute,
and immediately after the bells a crowd of small
boys at the foot of the tower break into a din with
their whistles and horns. These boys are the pres-
ent-day representatives of the Puritans who.
sternly disapproving of any such vain ceremony of
the Church, attempted to drown out the song.
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Vantine, Boston, New York xi
Chickering & Sons 3rd cover
C. W. Holden, Natick
Walnut Hill School x jj;
E. W. Burt c< Co., Boston 29
Moseley Co., Boston v j
Sorosis Shoe Co., Bo-ton v iii
Thayer, McNeil & Hodgkins, Boston .30
Damon, Boston x j
Marcus Ward Co v iii
[sidor Her/ Co 28
Wellesley Tailoring Co., Wellesley
Chandler & Co., Boston 2nd cover
Chandler's Corset Store. Boston vii
L. P. Hollander & Co., Boston i\
C. F. Hovey & Co., Boston 3rd
Jordan Marsh Co., Boston 31
A. L. LaVers Co., Boston
A. Shuman oc Co., Boston .xii
E. T. Slattery Co., Boston 4th cover
Thresher Bros., Boston vii
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS.
Read what a U. S. Army Officer says about Moore's
Boise Barricks, Idaho.
"Kindly send me the catalogue of Moore's Fountain Pens. I have used one for Ihe last
three years and can assure you it has stood the test. I have carried it in my pocket in cavalry
drill every day for three years, a test I do not believe any other pen -would stand. Todav this
pen La as good as on the day I bought it."
Everywhere under all conditions Moore's has stood the test. C It won't leak. CL It writes at the
first stroke. G It writes evenly and freely. C It is ready to fill as soon as the cap is off. C. !t is made
in the most careful manner of the best materials, d. Every Moore's is absolutely guaranteed.
FOR SALE BY DEALERS EVERYWHERE
AMERICAN FOUNTAIN PEN COMPANY
ADA MS. GUSHING & FOSTER, Selling Agents, 168 Devonshire Street, Boston
Canadian Agents W. J. GAGE & CO., Toronto, Canada
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.*. .*. FURS .*. .'.
Edward F. Kakas & Sons, I
364 Boylston Street,
Near Arlington Street.
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Special Discount to Students
THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE N h V.
Kimonos . . .
Win the admiration of
y OU r dassmate^
wearing a Vantine
Kimono ! They have
tone, elegance and
style that will distin-
guish you as a girl of
taste and refinement.
Prices from $3.50 to $35
Write "Yuki San" for
360 to 362 Boylston St.
Also New York and
160 Tremont Street
Afternoon Tea Between West and Boylston
ESTABLISHED 18S2 INCORPORATED I<»(M
George P. Raymond Co.
& Boylston Place
College Dramatic Work a Specialty
TELEPHONE. OXFORD 145
THE WKLLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS
* The College Girl
* of To -Day
Will Find the Most Up-to-
date Exclusive Styles in
Our Third Floor Annex —
the (ireatest Department
in New England Devoted
to Misses' Apparel ....
A. Shuman & Co.
« Ladies' Gymnasium
| Suits and Athletic
a s* r. k
Endorsed and Used by the Leading
Physical Educators. Made Under
Conditions Approved by Consumers'
SEND FOR CATALOG
301 Congress St., Boston, Mass.
Miss Ruth Hodgkins
Parlors .'. v .'.
Shampooing, Facial Treatment,
Scalp Treatment, Manicuring,
Hair Dressing, Chiropody . . .
Taylor Block, Rooms 4-5-6
OVER BANK, WELLESLEY
Open from 8.30, A. M. to 6, P. M. Mondays
until 8, P. M.
595 Washington St., Wellesley, Mass.
GROCERIES and FRUIT
I II I
W ELLESLEY ( OL L EG E N EVl
FURS m HATS
Lamson & Hubbard,
92 Bedford Street,
At Economical Price*.
RELIABLE GOODS PROMPT SERVICE
Successors to H. M. Carter & Co.
Stationers — Engravers — Printers
7 Pemberton Square, J, u .
A. E. Covelle & Co.,
(E$^~—-^C& Special attention to the filling
350 Boylston Street, Boston
Cameras and Supplies, Develop-
ing, Printing and Enlarging. . .
Ask to see OL'R OLD COMFORT Eve-Glass. The
most Comfortable Eve-Glass in the «orld.
C. M. McKechnie & Co.
ICE-CREAM, SHERBET. FRAPPE
LEMONADE. CAKES, ROLLS
Furnished in Any Quantity
No. 10 Main St., Natick, .Mass.
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Walnut Hill School,
A College Preparatory
School for Girls. . . .
MISS CONANT )
Principals. . .
T II E W E L L ES L EY CO LL EG E N EWS.
Magic in the Kitchen.
From the seven different flavors and seven colors of Jell-O not only seven kinds,
but several hundred kinds of desserts can be made. Many of them can be made in a
It is all very much like magic.
Frappes, sherbets, souffles, charlottes, salads, puddings, plain Jell-O desserts, fruited
Jell-O desserts — almost everything conceivable that is good for dessert — can be made of
A package of Jell-O and a pint of boiling water are all
that is needed.
The flavors are : Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Orange,
cherry, Peach, Chocolate.
Ten cents a package at all grocers'.
Let us send you the superbly illustrated recipe
book, "DESSERTS OF THE WORLD." It is free.
THE GENESEE PURE FOOD CO.,
LeRoy, N. Y., and Bridgeburg, Can.
The name Jell-0 is on every package in big red letters. If it isn't there, it isn't JELL-O.
Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.
Diamond Merchants, Jewelers,
Makers of Class and Society Emblems, Bar
Pins and other Novelties for
COLLEGE and SCHOOL EMBLEMS
Iilurtrmtions and Prices of Class and Fraternity
Emblems, Seals, Charms, Plaques, Medals, Souvenir
Spoons, etc., mailed upon request. All Emblems
are executed in the workshops on the premises,
and are of the highest grade of finish and quality.
Particular attention given to the de-
signing and manufacture of Class Rings.
218-20-22 CHESTNUT STREET,
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New Smart Models
$2.25 to $5.50
C. F. HOVEY & CO.
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HE Justly Admitted Title to Su- 4
premacy, so long held by the *
Chickering Piano, is in evidence 4
to-day more than ever before, for the 4
present output of dui house is superior to 4
any we have heretofore produced in our 4
Eighty-eight years of continuous business. 4
CHICKERING & SONS %
791 Fremont Street 4
Cor. Northampton St., near Man. Are.
Ettabliihed 1823 in Boctoo, Man.
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E. XL Slatterv Co.
NECKWEAR and GLOVES
Their assortments this season
are larger and more complete
than ever before and you will
enjoy choosing from their stocks
Opposite Boston Common
154 anb 155 Fremont Street, ponton <£
Call attention to
their showing of